Posts tagged Jesus
Carl E. Olson

A great paradox—perhaps the paradox—of Christian belief and spirituality is that true and everlasting life comes through death.  

First, of course, it comes through the death of Jesus Christ, who “by death has trampled death,” as the Byzantine liturgies proclaim during Easter. Secondly, it comes through our own death in this life, when the waters of baptism, through the power of the Holy Spirit, destroy the bonds of original sin and fill us with new, divine life, so we might have communion with the Father.

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