“…In the church, we affirm Christ as the chief cornerstone, upon which the household of God is built. In our first lesson today, St. Paul speaks to his church in Ephesus. Many of these converts were Gentiles and Roman citizens. Roman citizenship was highly valued across the Empire, as relative security and privilege came with it. And Roman citizenship became a key distinction made across the people within the Empire, as was also the religious distinction between Jew and Gentile…”
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