Third Sunday of Lent – March 27, 2011 – St. John’s, Goshen
True, integral Christianity has two dimensions, one inner, one outer, and they are both represented in our New Testament readings today.
Our second reading was taken from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, a letter that is almost entirely devoted to the question of how we human beings can be in a right relationship to God. His premise is that all of us–whether Jews or Gentiles–have fallen short of what we should be as creatures and children of God, and that the recovery of a right relationship with God is impossible by our own efforts. (more…)