Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

— 1 Peter 1:17, 18

What empty ways of life are handed down to us from our ancestors, and reinforced by our peers? What structures of our temporal lives need rethinking in light Christ’s redemption?

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