The first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; but the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit. That is, first the one with the soul, not the spirit, and after that, the one with the spirit. The first man, being from the earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven.
As this earthly man was, so are we on earth; and as the heavenly man is, so are we in heaven. And we, who have been modelled on the earthly man, will be modelled on the heavenly man.
Second Reading for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time
1 Corinthians 15:45-49
We are made and called to be living and life-giving. By nature and by grace (two aspects of the self-expression and self-communication of the one God) we are capable of extending God’s love into our world.
- Where/how might you live better today? And tomorrow?
- In what way might the Lord, and the Church, be able to help you in this?
- How might you offer help to others to live better?
Image: Plaque, Old Coventry Cathedral. (c) 2018 Allen Morris.