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: Letting go. When we do not cling to things of this world…a Greater Love leads us to freedom. Following Jesus and loving God and our neighbor free us from the worldly attachments that we sometimes cling to due to our fear of death. All possessions, power and prestige in this life come to an end. But through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection…we see that there is nothing to fear in death. Eternal life is promised. In the end…love wins…not death. By living a life of love we will simply move freely into the joy of God when this life ends. Now…let this knowledge set you free!