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Sharing the Word for October 20, 2021

Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 20, 2021
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Romans 6:12-18
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Saint Paul now shifts his attention to some of the pragmatic implications of faith and salvation. The presumption here is that it is impossible to live a human life in total independence, subject to nothing or to no one. We all have a master. We are all servants of someone or some thing.

Salvation does not come to us through good works, or observance of Jewish ritual law, but as gift. Does that mean that we are free to behave any way we please? Certainly not. It may be that we were subject to sin in the past, but now we are called to be subject to grace, to the generosity of God–a subjection that calls for the obedience of our hearts to godliness.

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