Freedom and Communal Life
August 20, 2020
In chapter 8 of his First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul writes about the pastoral difficulties surrounding eating meat sacrificed to idols. The meat from animals used in pagan sacrifice was being sold in Corinthian markets.
Eating the meat of sacrificed animals was seen as an extension of the sacrifice and participation in it. Paul states that there is but one God and that idols don't exi...