Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Letter to the Ephesians is a good summary of St. Paul's teaching, probably written by a disciple of Paul. The author's main theme is the unity that Christ has established between Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews.) In the first chapter he says "By Christ's blood we were redeemed, our sins forgiven through extravagant love." Christ's sacrifice is also establishing unity in all creation. God's plan, he says, is "to unite the entire universe through Christ." Everything and everyone is connected in the risen body of Jesus, a Jew.