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Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, “We will hear you again about this.” At that point Paul left them. But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
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Time for Reflection
In addition to the 4 questions found on the attached bookmark consider the following:
When you think of God what images or words come to mind?
Yesterday we read that God does not live in shrines made by humans. Today’s reading follows that by telling us not to think that God is like something made from stone, or gold or silver. Why is this important for us to remember when we think of church today? What happens when the church building becomes our “shrine?”