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Today’s Readings – Friday of week 29 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Eph 4:1-6

Today and tomorrow we read a powerful call to unity in the Church. It is in two parts and in today’s reading Paul speaks of the sources of unity, the elements in our Christian life which we have in common. Tomorrow he will speak rather of the variety that exists in the community.

Summary of this part:

A general plea for unity in the church. Christians have been fashioned through the Spirit into a single harmonious religious community (one body, 4:12),

belonging to a single Lord (in contrast to the many gods of the pagan world),

and by one way of salvation through faith,

brought out especially by the significance of baptism (1-6, cf. Rom 6:1-11).

But Christian unity is more than adherence to a common belief.

It is manife … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Thursday of week 29 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Eph 3:14-21

Today we have a lovely prayer of Paul for the church or churches to whom he is writing.

The passage has been summarised thus:

The apostle prays that those he is addressing may, like the rest of the church, deepen their understanding of Go … Continue


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