Can "Abrahamic" replace "Judeo-Christian"? And without sacrificing the integrity of three different traditions?
Season after Pentecost | 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; (Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:7-10, [11-15], 16-18;) Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39
If Paul is right, we are living fantasy lives. Anytime we live as though power conquers and wealth protects, we live a fantasy. Anytime we live like death wins, we live a fantasy. Paul tells us about a future that has already happened—yet we live not only like it hasn’t happened yet but like we don’t think it ever really will.
Jeremiah has great resolve—at least in retrospect.
In this life, sanctification is gradual and difficult. Why would it be different in the life to come?