Monday of week 27 in Ordinary Time

Galatians 1:6-12; Psalm 110(111):1-2,7-10; Luke 10:25-37

Pauls' letter to the Galatians shows a harder, more direct side of Paul than we see in his other letters. Even the introduction, which follows a formula typical of its day, is terse and only really covers the minimum necessary. This is the only Pauline letter that does not have a compliment in the opening verses.

He was clearly furious with the Galatians. They were a Jewish community living in what is now Turkey, and as the Good News reached the local people, the Galatian community insisted upon their following the old Jewish laws and rites. Paul wants them  -  and us  -  to meet people where they are, and to share with them the Love of God, not impose upon them the rules and observances which are important to us, despite their relative unimportance.



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