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A quick look at your driver's licence says a lot about who you are: your address, your age, your height, your date of birth. But is this really "who you are?" Is this your identity? Actually, these facts don't even begin to describe our true identity as God's people. Today our six week journey through the book of Ephesians comes to an end today. We've been asking the question: "Who" Is the Church?. Today our journey ends with Paul's warning to "be strong" and "stand firm" against our enemy... but who is this enemy? Paul's answer: the Devil. While this might make some of us squirm (the devil? really?), we need to explore this important topic. and find out not only who our enemy is, but how we can be strong as God's people.
We've been asking the question: "Who is the Church?" and today our answer is: "Holy". But what does it mean for us to "be holy?" Is that asking a little much? Who is able to live a "holy" life? Today we explore the concept of holiness by reading through Ephesians 5, and we come to understand that holiness is related to imitation: "Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children." (Ephesians 5:1)
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.