Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mend Your Ways!

Before instructing the Corinthians to offer one another the holy kiss, that is, a sign of their unity and love of one another, Saint Paul tells them to mend your ways. The work of unity requires that each person look honestly at themselves and seek to conform their behavior to the demands of the Gospel. To be in unity requires give and take, it requires change, especially if our love is not the same as God’s love. Our example in the life of community is God Himself. God is One, and God is also a Trinity of Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- whose love is perfect one for another, as evidenced by Jesus the Son, who emptied Himself out in obedience for our sake.

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