Season after Pentecost | 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; (Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29;) Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35
Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
I used to read Ephesians 4 and get that vague, warm glow we Mennonites feel when we see the word peace. Now the passage stops me cold.