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15 January 2013

The Good Word - 1.15.13

In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;
he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God.

Mark 1:23-24

I think, in a way, Jesus has come to destroy us.  Destroy the evil spirits, of course.  And yet more than that: if we take Scripture seriously, realizing that by our baptism we go down in the Tomb and rise again with Christ, this means nothing less than that "old (wo)man" has been destroyed.  

To paraphrase George Costanza: "When relationship (with Christ) George walks through that door, Old George ceases to exist!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice Seinfeld reference.

Chris J.