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Epiphany 4B 2nd Reading

Rick Power

If I’m a new believer in the church at Corinth, I appreciate that the Apostle Paul is looking out for me. I and my family were full participants in the dominant systems of idol worship. From childhood, I was taught to worship, fear and appease the multiple deities of our local temple. Now that I’ve heard and believed the Good News about Jesus of Nazareth, I want to cleanse my life completely of every residue of the old gods and superstitions. If meat sold in the marketplace has first been ritually offered to idols, I want nothing to do with it. I’ll become a vegetarian before I take the risk of eating anything over which the names of those fal