Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson continue their discussion of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians by discussing verses 4: 7-14.
In Ephesians 4, St. Paul describes the unity that we have by grace, “one body, one Spirit, … one hope…, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all.” This is a unity that indeed exists in His Church, yet we donʼt have to look very far to see that today Christians are far from united. What is wrong? And is this possibly why, as St. Paul begins to describe how baptized believers must actively live out this unity, that he immediately takes off in a different direction. He states, “But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift … for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith…” This is part of what we will discuss today on Deep In Scripture.