Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

That In-Between Post: Importance of Reconciliation

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on July 11, 2009

This biblical exegeses looks at Wisdom 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24 and 2 Cor 5: 14-17, plus a few others.

Extra Recommended Reading: The Thirteenth Man

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…God did not make death, and He does not delight in the death of the living.

14 For He created all things that they might exist, and the generative forces of the world are wholesome, and there is no destructive poison in them; and the dominion of Hades is not on earth. 15 For righteousness is immortal.

23 for God created man for incorruption, and made him in the image of His own eternity, 24 but through the devil’s envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it.

Brothers and Sisters:

14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that One has died for all; therefore all have died.

(3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4…so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ~Romans 6:3,4c)

15 And He died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.

(Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~Jn 15:13)
(Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man–though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. ~Romans 5:7)

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view…

(And leaving the crowd, they took Him… click here)

…we regard Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

(I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. ~Gal 2:20)

Conclusion:

18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting [our] trespasses against [us], and entrusting to us (Ordained Ministry) the message of reconciliation. 20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us…

We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God!!!

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More Catechism Reminders:

Reconciliation with God is thus the purpose and effect of this sacrament (Reconciliation).

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ ~Mt 25:40

Recommended Reading: The Thirteenth Man

Previous Posts:

Healing Begins
Part 3 Continues

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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