From the ancient Greeks and Romans, from Vitruvius to Leonardo da Vinci, the search for the ideal man has been central in the man’s quest for perfection. The New Testament teaches that Christ is the “ideal” man, and St. Paul in particular, shows us how the resurrection of Jesus Christ implants his perfected life in us. This homily was offered on Trinity 13, September 14, 2014, and is the third in a series on Colossians.
The early Christian Church was tempted to mix the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only with Greek and Roman philosophy, but also with the practices and claims of contemporary Judaism. In Colossians 2 St. Paul warns of the vanity and danger of this tendency and affirms that Christ is sufficient for salvation. This homily was offered on September 7, 2014 on Trinity 12 by Fr. Davidson Morse, and is the second in a series on this letter.