The Virtue of Being “Like-Minded” (Sun. July 31)

The word of the day is “like-minded.” The Roman playwright Terence (+159 BC) observed, “There are as many opinions as there are people: each has his own view” (Terence c. 160 BC). That observation holds for our time just as it did for the first century before Christ. However, in today’s reading of Romans 15:1-17, Paul writes, “Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another” (OSB vs. 5). Today we will consider what it means to be of one mind with our fellow believers. In today’s reading of Romans 15:1-7, St. Paul applies what he has said about respecting the conscience of those who have misgiving about eating food that has been offered to…

The Shared Virtue of Being Like-minded (Sun. August 8)

The word of the day is “like-minded.”  The Roman playwright Terence (+159 BC) observed, “There are as many opinions as there are people: each has his own view” (Terence c. 160 BC). That observation holds for our time just as it did for the first century before Christ.  However, in today’s reading of Romans 15:1-17, Paul writes, “Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another” (OSB vs. 5).  Today we will consider what it means to be of one mind with our fellow believers. In today’s reading of Romans 15:1-7, St. Paul applies what he has said about respecting the conscience of those who have misgiving about eating food that has been…