Living Under Grace – Good News for October 21

21 10 2009

St. Paul’s letter to the Romans 6:12-18

Brothers and Sisters,

Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace?  Of course not! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.

The Daily Path: Sometimes a portion of these readings just leaps off the page for further reflection. Here is one such example from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans: For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.

Living under grace…

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