Monday, January 14, 2008

"He sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks"

"We have a strong city;
he sets up salvation
as walls and bulwarks.

"Open the gates,
that the righteous nation which
keeps faith
may enter in." (Isaiah 26:1-2)

The protective concrete t-walls surrounding Ripper "can city" bring to mind the words of the prophet. From the most insidious enemy, however, one must have the walls and bullwarks that the Lord sets up: our salvation. For this we set out by repentance and walk the path that takes us to worship the true God, the paths of the city leading to the preparation for and the offering of the holy Sacrifice of Christ, our Salvation. In order to be "properly dressed" for the wedding feast of the Lamb in the holy Mass one must first examine one's baptismal garment through examination of conscience.

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