Where the Bible follows customs of th times it may change with time.
Our readings today give us two examples of the
Bible following our customs.
While Paul speaks the need for wives to obey
their husbands Vatican II has greater respect for
wives as persons made in God's image
Where Exodus 21 says that God punishes the
offspring of evil-doers down to the fourth
generation, Ezekiel says that God rewards
or punishes us only fo our own deeds.