Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Original Sin: a briefer look


In Christ Jesus, the Holy Father writes in his book, Jesus of Nazareth, "the delusion of false emancipation, which marked the beginning of of mankind's history of sin, is overcome. Adam, heeding the words of the serpent, wants to become God himself and to shed his need for God" (pgs. 138-9). Through Christ, we become God's children. Being "God's child is not a matter of dependency, but rather of standing in the relation of love that sustains [our] existence and gives it meaning and grandeur" (pg. 239).

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