When the Roman soldier drove a lance up into the side of Christ’s body on the Cross, blood and water poured forth from His pierced heart. At that same moment, the earth itself trembled and the very rocks split. The veil in the Holy of Holies was torn asunder, exposing the most sacred of sacred places to the outside world. We are even told that graves opened up and the holy people who had been buried there rose, living again. When some of the soldiers saw how Christ died, feeling the very ground quaking beneath them, they exclaimed, their eyes open wide, “Truly, this was the Son of God!”
This is how God Incarnate brings Redemption and Salvation. His Sacred Heart is made accessible and He pours His love and mercy out upon us – and all Creation is shaken up, forever changed. Now is torn away the veil between human and divine, between the dead and the living – between doubt and faith.
… But not all will choose to enter the opened way….
© 2015 Christina Chase
(See Matthew 27:51-52 and John 19:34, 37)
Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.