Sunday, October 15, 2006


The Morning of the Resurrection
Burne-Jones, Sir Edward Coley

Posted on the 7th Day of the 27th Week of Ordinary Time - 2006 AD - Year B

Christianity is a religion of Freedom. There is no bondage in our Faith. The ultimate freedom is promised, freedom from death. Death is portrayed as the binding of the person through sin. Lazarus was freed by Jesus, signified by the removal of his bindings. Sin is the word for that bondage. Paralysis and death are its fruit, as it binds us to things which cannot nourish us. We become fused to the dead things we place in our hearts until we become more them than ourselves. Christ seeks to free us from that which binds us. He seeks to enter the heart of man so that the whole person is nourished and freed. He even offers himself on the altar to us every day. Death itself is not freedom, rather it is as we are unbound from death and flee in total freedom from it, that there is no turning back. We must flee in our hearts from that which binds us and fails to nourish us. The wellspring of Grace is the source of that ultimate freedom. Jesus Christ Our Lord, its source. It flows eternally and in abundance, freely offered, requiring only acceptance by man, instead of rejection.

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