St. Paul sometimes makes my head hurt!

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We are currently studying Galatians in our adult Bible study class on Sunday mornings. St. Paul is so confusing to me sometimes! I have to read everything about 10 times before I get what he's saying. Sometimes I even have to read it out loud to myself, so that I can HEAR what he's saying.

So, today at adoration, I was reading through Galatians AGAIN. You know how it is, when you have read the same thing a gazillion times, but the next time you read it it just stops your heart? Well, that's what happened to me today. See if it does the same for you:

Galatians 4:4-7:

But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.

Wow. Just wow. I'm the biggest crybaby on the planet (ask the other Mamas). Tears just shot out of my eyes (and believe me, it must have looked beyond weird when they did that). Talk about your unmerited and undeserved graces!


I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose head hurts when reading or hearing the words of St. Paul. It's not that I take issue with any of his words, it's just that sometimes I feel I am getting maybe one-third of the full meaning, if that. I don't get that from reading the gospels, the other New Testament books (except Revelation, which makes almost everyone's head hurt), or most of the Old Testament books.

I think I need to take a class or something.

God is so good.



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