It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Respond to the Gifts of Faith, Reflection on Ephesians 2:8-10

After reminding the Ephesians of what God had already done for them, the writer then tells them what they are to do in response--good works. You weren't saved by your works; you were saved to work.

Does the promise in verse 8 change when you realize that the "you" is, in Greek, plural (as are the other 2nd-person pronouns in this passage)? How hard is it, for us moderns, to read this letter from Paul as being addressed to the church rather than to an individual, that is, the me who is reading it now?

Lectio Divina: Ephesians 2:10

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