Today we close the Christmas season with the feast of the Epiphany. The wise men who visited the Christ child are in anticipation of the entire human race being offered salvation. The wise men come and adore him as representatives of all of us.
I think this is why the church gives us this short reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Because he is talking about how the Gentiles now have a place within Christianity. And he is rejoicing – in this section of Ephesians – that he has been given the responsibility to take the gospel to the Gentiles. But he also has a great understanding of what this means for the entire human race. It is focused in the last verse of the second reading today: “the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”
I was looking at this particular verse and wondering why Paul has two words here that appear to have the similar beginning namely “co”. But then there is this phrase in the middle: “members of the same body.” So I started doing some looking at resources that told me that there is a …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts