THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for October 15th, 2014
Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Liturgical texts here
Genuine freedom is an outstanding manifestation of the divine image in man. —SAINT JOHN PAUL II, Veritatis Splendor, n. 34
TODAY, Paul moves from explaining how Christ has set us free for freedom, to being specific as to those sins that lead us, not only into slavery, but even eternal separation from God: immorality, impurity, drinking bouts, envy, etc.
I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (First reading)
How popular was Paul for saying these things? Paul didn’t care. As he said himself earlier in his letter to the Galatians: