In commenting on Romans 16:6, Chrysostom says “How is this? A woman again is honored and proclaimed victorious. Again, we men are put to shame. . . . For an honor, we men have in that there are such women amongst us.”
Paul speaks of an inner transformation from the “I” towards God and shows how this metamorphosis demonstrates itself within the community of believers which overcomes all divisions through humility and mutual respect culminating in a zealous love for one another
This is our calling. A calling to imitate our Lord and our God. For like him, we are to sow the love of God abundantly and without distinction among all people. For no person is beyond being a recipient of the Grace and Love of Jesus Christ.
We mourn not over the loss of the things of this world but over the loss of our godly nature occasioned by sin. For only within our poverty of spirit than we can mourn.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven