Tuesday 6 September 2022

About Today Readings

1 Corinthians 6:1-11. The Lord takes delight in his people – Psalm 149:1-6, 9. Luke 6:12-19.

Learning to fight for the right reasons

Paul is berating Christians for taking their fellow Christians to court. Christians have access to a higher judge within them, the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, this same Spirit enjoins believers not to bring accusations against fellow Christians at all. How does that work out in our parish or Christian workplace? Here is Paul’s invitation to set aside any desire for power or control. And yet, we cannot simply let an injustice fester unaddressed. Perhaps we can distinguish between standing up on behalf of another suffering injustice, and fighting to get our own way for ourselves.

 

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