The lectionary inspires us Lenten penitents with the story of Abraham, the spiritual ancestor of those who learn to relate to God by faith instead of imperfect human obedience or heredity.
Sometimes, you have to go with the trajectory of the lectionary, not the literal lessons. Galatians 4 was just too meaty to miss. May we all find spiritual freedom as children of God, as our spirits cry, “Abba! Father!” through faith in Christ.
Continuing through Galatians (extended chapter here) from our readings, we find St Paul laying the groundwork for salvation to the promise given to Abraham. As you reflect, I invite you to rejoice that all people are invited to become children of Abraham through faith in Christ!
What does it mean to be a child of God? Read these lessons and reflect with me about about your spiritual family resemblance.