We continue with beginnings and endings of the books of the Bible.
May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From now on, let no one make trouble for me, for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
Reflection. One thing matters for St Paul when in comes to boasting: 'the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.' Not a bad idea with which to come back to these passages! 'The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.'
A new creation.
'The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.'
Prayer. May we know and feel the work of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ in our lives this day. May we boast of the Cross. Amen.