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Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

The yoke of slavery

Today’s first reading (Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1) ends with this warning:

Do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

Saint Paul primarily means here slavery to a system that bases salvation on human accomplishments rather than God’s grace.

This warning also applies to slavery to sin in general and even to sins of addiction in particular.

May you and I become ever more free of these different kinds of slavery by the truth, love and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.