Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
29 December 2011
The Year of Nature 2012: Act of Abolition
Long before any particular race or ethnic group was subjected to another's bidding, there was sin. The Baby whose birth we have just celebrated has one aim: to deliver mankind from this ungodly servitude, all at once, yet one person and one choice at a time.
As if this weren't enough, the same Baby in the same Act aims to confer a new status upon former slaves: sonship. He who is Son-by-Nature sends His Spirit to make us Sons-by-Grace.
Our life's work and play is the realization of our exalted dignity. Why, then, do we reach for the shackles?