Home > Uncategorized > My New Family

My New Family

When early Christians called one another “brother” and “sister,” they weren’t just being pious. That language of piety didn’t exist yet, then. They talked that way because they were in a culture grounded in kinship, and because converting had in many cases disrupted their personal relationships. They were building a new sense of kinship to fill the gap. When they used those words, “brother, sister, children of God,” they weren’t just being spiritual. They meant them.

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: