WDTPRS – 14th Ordinary Sunday: From dust to freedom

Posted July 2, 2016 3:25 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – 14th Ordinary Sunday: From dust to freedom

On the verge of Independence Day, our Collect for the 14th Ordinary Sunday offers the image of material creation as an enervated body, weakened by sin, lying in the dust whence it came.
In the Original Sin all creation was wounded.  This is evident daily. There ought be harmony between us and the rest of material creation, but our role as nature’s steward has been damaged.  Material creation (including us) is in a way captive to an enemy who has beaten us down.
But Christ came as liberator.
Here’s some “liberation theology” for you.
Christ rouses us, grasps us, pulls us upward out of

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