Scripture Commentary for Epiphany January 7th (Year B)

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SECOND READING

Ephesians 3: 1-12

At first glance, it appears that the meaning of the mystery that Paul says was revealed to him is hardly a mystery at all—that Gentiles and Jews both share in God’s grace.  (The word Gentile, of course, means any non-Jewish person.)  But Paul means more,  he means that the Church as an institution will consist of Jews and Gentiles.  Christianity may have begun as a movement within Judaism, but the opened mystery reveals that Christianity has become something new, the Church, and the Church is unlimited, universal.  Elsewhere Paul calls it, “the body of Christ.”

 

©Arthur H. Cash

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