Monday 3 October 2022

About Today Readings

Galatians 1:6-12. The Lord will remember his covenant forever – Psalm 110(111):1-2, 7-10. Luke 10:25-37.

We are freed by Christ

Today’s psalm poetically articulates the great promise of our shared faith. God, who is totally Other, ‘risen on high to his throne’, is also God who ‘stoops from the heights to look down’, and does not just look but acts, ‘from the dust he lifts up the lowly’. God stoops down, as St Paul tells the Galatians, so that we might be free. We are freed by Christ, and Paul notes, ‘he meant us to remain free’.

Paul’s reminder of what Jesus wants for us is a reminder that we can become unfree again. Deep and seemingly lasting experiences of conversion can become stale over time. We can be defined by the habits of indifference that so easily creep into our lives. We become part of a ‘wicked generation’ to the extent that we fail to listen to God’s call in our lives, a call that frees us to love.

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