Jun 27, 2017
The gospel tells us that there is not one thing any of us can have, possess, achieve or do to be accepted by God. Our acceptance is given in grace, a free gift revealed in Jesus Christ. It begs the question, “So, should we just keep sinning, doing whatever we please since God’s grace has us covered?” Paul’s answer is “By no means!” In the waters of baptism we die to all the powers that call us to reject God. In fact, in Christ, we die and then are raised to a life where we can serve the only master who pays wages of life – and we all must serve a master.