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.
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
"Speak the truth in love," and "see that none of you repays evil for evil," exhorts St. Paul. Which is easier said than done.
by Allan RohlfsNovember 6, 2012
There are lots of ways to talk about the relationship between sports and religion. The opening scene of Bull Durham comes to mind. As does the cultic quality of America’s obsession with football. Sport as the center of personal and communal piety has a long history in many cultures, with the U.S. perhaps—to keep the competition motif alive here—winning the prize for the world’s most zealous devotees of the faith.