Monday, January 12, 2009

Understanding True Worship from St. Paul

"I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship."
Romans 12:1 has always been a most meaningful passage to me especially after becoming a follower of René Girard. If you are a student of Girard you will pick up on the importance of the new understanding of sacrifice outlined by St Paul. Anyway, I must go back a few days and pick up on Pope Benedict XVI's teaching on Paul and spiritual worship that he gave on the 7th of January.

(h/t to Paul Zalonski at Communio)

The commitment of union with Christ is the example that St. Paul offers us. Continuing the catecheses dedicated to him, we pause today to reflect on one of the important aspects of his thought, the worship that Christians are called to offer.

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