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The Integrated and Variegated Body of Christ

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Our first reading from the book of Exodus is illuminating at so many levels. On the surface, this is a report of an ancient war, more of a tribal dispute really, between two minor peoples. But read with a sensitivity to the multivalence of the Biblical text, this report clues us in to the spiritual warfare that always obtains in a fallen world. We should expect a battle when we walk the path of Christ.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Exodus 17:8-13
Psalm - Psalm 121:1-8
Reading 2 - 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:2
Gospel - Luke 18:1-8