Friday, June 29, 2007

Reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles in Christ

Those who have been following the whole controversy surrounding the anti-Semitism of the Saint Benedict Center in Richmond may wish to reflect on the Word of God as given to St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians:


"Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands - remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end..." (Ephesians 2: 11-16).

2 comments:

Robert Hiemens said...

Paul, thanks for sharing that Holy Scripture. I never made that connection before. Jesus has broken down the wall of hostility between Gentile and Jew...between Christian and Jew therefore. Powerful!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

All of Israel will be saved Robert. St. Paul tells us that this is a mystery. Prayer reflection: Romans 11:25-36.

God be praised.

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