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dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Jeanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 465en_US
dc.description.abstractMade for Love||Paul sets up a sharp contrast: either saved by faith or ensnared in laws. Faith or Law? Would Jewish converts worship alongside Gentile converts as one community? In the faith tradition that goes back to Abraham, we belong together.|Paul knew the lure of extremism. In his early years, he had strictly enforced right and wrong, clean and unclean. Those who strayed were punished. Paul knew firsthand the zeal that destroys. How a sense of obligation unleashed can become obsession. The temptation is familiar. Like a teacher who loads up assignments to crush her students' ignorance. Why not read Kant's First Critique in a first philosophy class? We heap up burdens in homage to some fixed expectation. Intent on compliance, we overlook the real state of our hearts.|Nothing transforms narrow ideas like relationships. Faith begins here. An encounter with another, even fleeting, is to brush up against mystery. Sharing a meal with strangers or spending a night under their roof may reshape my life. The murmur of lives all around can enlarge my sense of belonging. Paul traveled for years. He stayed in many towns and felt human struggle up close. He organized faith communities. Harsh injunctions gave way to finding Christ in the midst of messy lives. Over and over Paul learned the lessons of love.|On the journey of faith, we are touched by many lives and fashioned by many stories. Every relationship leaves its trace. Time and again we awaken to the primacy of love. Through it all, God's presence is felt.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, October 10, 2008: 27th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSchuler, Jeanne A.en_US Timeen_US 27en_US
dc.subject.local1Galatians 3:7-14en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 111:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 11:15-26en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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