Categories: HomiliesPublished On: October 27th, 2020Tags: , 265 words8 min read

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Taken our of context

This reading from Ephesians has probably had more negative publicity and negative notoriety than any other Bible passage. Why? Because the people who have interpreted this passage have done so in a selfish and self-serving manner. They have twisted the images into a way to manipulate and control people for their personal gain.

This past weekend we just covered the two great commandments: to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. The second is to love your neighbor as yourself. So, when Paul is writing to the Ephesians, he is thinking of how we are to love our neighbor. Always with dignity and respect. To do anything else is simply sinful. As sons and daughters of God we recognize that we are loved by God. As we are to be perfect like God then we are to love as God loves all His children.

There have been books written on how to take a word from this paragraph, combine it with another word on a separate page, and continue to do so until you can come up with all kinds of irrational and non-Biblical material. Read the entire reading. There is a love being expressed that needs to be taken by heart by all of us.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
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St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

Fr Ed Anderson