GOD UNITED ALL THINGS IN CHRIST (cf. Eph 1:10)

⏰Thursdaylove1 img-20160714-wa0001 of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 2 (13 Oct. 2016)

????Eph 1:1-10; Ps 98:1-3ab, 3cd-6 (R.v.2a); Luke 11:47-54

????GOD UNITED ALL THINGS IN CHRIST (cf. Eph 1:10)

“Grace and peace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph 1:2). Amen.????????

Certain elements of the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians made scholars to seem to agree that it was not written to any particular Church but to all Christians. The major premise there is that the Letter is devoid of any intimacy which would be absurd, considering the fact that Paul spent a very long time in Ephesus (cf. Acts 20:17, 31).✍????

Considering that universality of the Letter, I encourage you to do one thing before continuing to read it: Personalize the Letter by replacing “the Ephesians” with your name. I have just done that myself, “The Letter of St Paul to JohnBosco.” Please also personalize the message, not just the name.????????

The unity of all things in Christ forms the centrality of the message of the Letter. Sin separated man from God (see Gen 3:22-24) and salvation would mean a return to God. That is the mission of Christ – to take us back to the Father.????????????????

Hence, Christ becomes a pivot that unites all of us. To remain connected to that pivot is to be saved. We cannot remain there comfortably if we are not one with one another. So we must begin to purge ourselves of those things that divide us as men – envy, jealousy, antagonism, gossip, anger, oppression, etc.????

As we remain connected in and to Christ, may he order our ways in love and unity so that everyone of us would begin to get what is due to him/her in this life. May that connection also lead us on together, with none of us lost, into eternal life. Amen????????

I wish you a lovely day and breakthrough in all you do today and beyond. It is well with you.????????

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