|The readings are from the Catholic lectionary for daily mass, while the headlines are meant to keep my thinking real:
|Philippians 2:1-4 ©|
Where does Paul get this stuff? It’s in the first phrase, “If our life in Messiah means anything to you.” The model for Paul’s community ethics is Jesus Messiah, whose downwardly mobile life is described in the passage I’ll use tomorrow. Today, it’s enough to note that in its quiet way, Paul’s ethical teaching was very radical in the Roman Empire of his day, and remains distinctively countercultural in the UK now. “Nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead”-what sort of nutters are these?
|Luke 14:12-14 ©|