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True Mirror Romans 7:15-25a

True Mirror

Christ enables us to see a true image of ourselves.

At a Glance

We love mirrors. We must because they're everywhere. Now comes the True Mirror, a mirror that allows us to see ourselves as others see us. Place a book in front of this mirror and the title will be readable. That's what a true mirror is. In today's epistle reading, Paul explains how Jesus Christ is the True Mirror.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Greatest Generation," July 4, 1999, at

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a German fairy tale first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. It was already a famous tale when the eponymous Disney animated film appeared in 1937 and it has been retold, adapted and revised many, many times, up to and including Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).

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