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Sharing the Word for October 21, 2021

Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 21, 2021
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Romans 6:19-23
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Saint Paul reminds the Roman Christians that they used to be subjects of sinfulness–mastered by sin–but that now they are subjects of righteousness. When sin was master of their lives righteousness was excluded. And where did that lead them? To death. Now that they have been freed from sin and become subjected to God they are being led to sanctification.

Each mastery has its outcome. The mastery represented by sin leads to death. The mastery represented by subjection to God leads to eternal life in Christ.

The choices that the early Christians of Rome had to make face us, too. We too, need to ask ourselves who and what governs our life. Where have our choices brought us? Where are they taking us?


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