Today’s reading from Galatians chapter 5, The Voice version:
For the whole law comes down to this one instruction: “Love your neighbor as yourself,” – so why all this vicious gnawing on each other? If you are not careful, you will find you’ve eaten each other alive!
Here’s my instruction: walk in the Spirit, and let the Spirit bring order to your life. If you do, you will never give in to your selfish and sinful cravings.
…The Holy Spirit produces a different kind of fruit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindheartedness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You won’t find any law opposed to fruit like this.
I called today’s reflections on this passage Words Mean What They Mean…Until They Don’t: Redefining Liturgy, part 1. I hope to have video of the sermon up on Tuesday.