"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." We discuss this controversial, yet misunderstood statement from St Paul's letter to the Ephesians, and why this entire passage actually places the heaviest burden on the husband. We also discuss the nature of "true love" and how that can only be achieved in marriage through shared struggle and perseverance.
The Lord tells His disciples: "freely you received, freely give" (or in some translations, "you received without paying, give without pay"). We discuss what that means. In addition, we discuss why the Lord tells his disciples: "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of Israel." Didn't Jesus come to save all people? This episode helps to make sense of these passages.
In today's episode we discuss why faith is better translated as trust. We also highlight how faith is not an intellectual concept, but a deep trust that is rooted in the firm belief in God's promises and His coming Kingdom. With respect to the argument of "faith vs. works," the audience will be encouraged to re-frame their thinking of salvation as an inheritance: something that can never be earned, but can be lost. Finally, Fr Aaron shared a saying from Fr Paul Tarazi that we all would do well to remember: "Salvation is free of charge, but with a charge."