…through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life.
By becoming human Jesus showed us the path to freedom. In the end…love wins…not death. Do you see how freeing this is? Following Jesus and loving God and our neighbor…frees us from the worldly attachments that we cling to due to our fear of death. Through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection…we see that there is nothing to fear in death. Nothing can separate us from the Oneness of all things. As St. Paul says, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). By living a life of love of God and neighbor where we regard all as One (no separations)…we will simply move freely into the joy of God when this earthly life ends. May we live in the knowledge that all things are one in God.
Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!