“Break the bread, not each other.”
AP image by Gerry Broome – photojournalist
You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:22-25
Wednesday evening my men’s Bible study group enjoyed a deep, productive conversation about honesty and authenticity.
This morning, the more I think about it, the more bearing what we discussed seems to have on our early 21st-century dysfunction as a society.
- Our politics;
- Our relationships;
- Our family lives;
- Our race-relations;
- Our violence;
- Our religious conflicts;
- Our tragic need to present ourselves as “right” all the time;
- Our brokenness;
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