It is not that we did something wrong and now owe a debt we cannot pay, or are punished with death – though such a metaphor can be used and has it’s usefulness. But we need more than a change in our legal status; we need a change in our ontological status – that is, we must be filled with nothing less than the Life of God in order to be healed, forgiven and made new. Jesus did not come to make bad men good; He came to make dead men live.
Based on Fr. Stephen Freeman
This photo is of the entrance of the Agape Vespers