We need to ask ourselves who and what governs our life. Where have our choices brought us? Where are they taking us?
We are called to be subject to grace, to the generosity of God, a subjection that calls for the obedience of our hearts to godliness.
We have to be ready to welcome Jesus whenever He comes. How attentive am I to the comings of the Lord in my life?
God offers the gifts of life and prosperity to Abraham and all his descendants. We are offspring of Abraham if we share his faith, if we accept God’s gifts.
What God offered to Abraham--the gift of faith--He also offers to us. It is up to us to accept God’s promises in faith.
The forgiveness of sins does not come as a result of our efforts, but as a gift of God. We are blessed whose sins the Lord does not record.
Salvation does not come to us through our own works of virtue. It does come to Jews and Gentiles alike through faith, as gift.
None of us can represent Christ by ourselves. We need each other. Each of us is a gift to our fellow believers.
Like the Roman Christians, we too are called to faith and salvation. But we have to accept their implications.
Paul was one of the great teachers of the apostolic church. His Letter to the Romans better enables us to get to know Paul and his teaching.