The second reading at Mass on Sunday, the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, reminded us that in Christ we who were dead (by consequence of Adam’s sin) now live. If we are in Christ.
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them.
From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Notice how Paul…
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