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DAY 27: Embracing Christ: Paul’s Wisdom

Paul’s letters have served as a wellspring of inspiration for Christian thinkers throughout the centuries, as they grapple with the intricate relationship between humanity and divinity. Within these epistles, Paul weaves profound insights into the essence of faith as unwavering commitment to Christ, depicting Christians as integral components of Christ’s mystical body. Moreover, he elucidates the transformative nature of baptism, wherein believers are united with Christ in death to partake in his resurrection life. Alongside the Gospel of John, Paul stands as a towering figure in early Christianity, his theological brilliance illuminating the path for subsequent generations.

Paul’s perspective on the applicability of Jewish law to Gentile converts has profound implications for Christian theology. While he affirms fundamental Jewish principles such as monotheism, Paul questions discernment in rejecting certain aspects of the Mosaic law.

Key Verse:
“One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.” ~ Romans 14:5

Questions to ponder:

  • Reflecting on Paul’s approach to Jewish law, how can we discern which aspects of Old Testament teachings are relevant for Christians today?
  • What does Sabbath look like to you?
Adapted from Britannica: The Biography of St. Paul the Apostle
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