Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Simple Letter

There is so much to write about today's readings, but the one thing that keeps jumping out at me is Paul's epistle to the Corinthians.

I remember when I found out that this letter was likely the first written document to mention the events of the Last Supper.  At the time, I would have bet $50 it was Mark.  Or Matthew.  Or the infamous Q.  But many scholars believe 1 Corinthians was written around 55 AD, which is about 10 years earlier than the first Gospel and a mere 25 years or so after Jesus' death.

One simple letter carries such immense historical significance.  

I can't stop thinking about that.  

God Bless.

P.S. Did you know 1 Corinthians is the only place the phrase "Lord's Supper" is used in the entire Bible?


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Michael. I did not know about the Lord's Supper mention.

God bless you.

Mary N. said...

No, I didn't know that. I DO now though! Thanks, Michael!