Sharing the Word for October 23, 2021

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Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 23, 2021
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Romans 8:1-11
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Our liberation from dominion by the flesh comes to us through the working of the Spirit of God. Living in the flesh makes us live in hostility toward God, unable to observe the law of God. In the end, submission to the flesh leads to death.

Living in the Spirit on the other hand, leads to life. Just as God raised Jesus from the dead so also God will raise us to life in the Spirit.

When the Spirit comes into our lives and Christ begins to live in us, we are totally re-oriented. The whole polarity of our lives is changed. We are turned away from the destructiveness of the flesh toward the life of the Spirit. Our part is to accept and respond.


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