It is often the case that, as members of the Christian community, we can become complacent in the face of constantly needing to challenge ourselves to grow closer to God, and to be agents of the Good News to the community around us. In today’s reading (1Cor 10:) we are witness to St. Paul’s uncompromising challenge to the community at Corinth to avoid any sense of self-satisfaction arising from historical connections to the history and deliverance of the Jewish people. In today’s sermon, St. Paul’s admonitions are brought to the present day, where we too must constantly confront the forces of inertia and self-satisfaction if we are to remain vibrant and relevant as a Church community in today’s world.