Once upon a time there was a man who was alive.

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St. Cuthbert and Disciples in a Boat


Christ's Death Therefore is the Death of My Death

"His death delivered us from death, his life from error, and his grace from sin. Indeed his death was victorious because of his justice, since in repaying what he had not stolen the Just Man aquired a perfect right to reclaim what he had lost. As for his life, it constituted for us by its wisdom a model and mirror of life and knowledge. And his grace is grace indeed, as has been said, forgave sin by that very power which is able to do whatever it wills. Christ's death therefore is the death of my death, because he died that I might live. How could someone for who Life died fail to be alive? How can anyone still be afraid of going astray in the knowledge of life and reality when Wisdom is his guide? Again, how can anyone be guilt whom Justice has absolved? In the Gospel he showed himself to us as Life when he said, I am the Life. As for the two others, we have the testimony of the Apostle who said: He is become for us Justice and Wisdom unto God the Father."

St. Bernard of Clairvaux, In Praise of the New Knighthood


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