Sharing the Word for October 23, 2023 – Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1

Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 23, 2023
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Romans 4:20-25

Further reflection on Abraham’s faith and righteousness–and ours. God made promises to Abraham and Abraham believed that God was able to keep his promises and would keep his promises: offspring and prosperity. This constituted the grounds for the righteousness that God attributed to him.

But God has also attributed righteousness to us who believe that Jesus was put to death for our sins and raised for our justification. Justification–life in God–is a matter of giving and receiving. God offers the gifts of life and prosperity to Abraham and all his descendants–all those who would imitate his faith in God’s promises, all who would accept God’s gifts.

We are offspring of Abraham if we share his faith, if we accept God’s gifts.

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