We too are rescued from slavery

Juxtaposing the ransom of humanity to the ransom of Israel from Egypt St. Cyril teaches:

“He rescued us from the slavery of the devil as from clay and brick, he delivered from us the passions of the world and impurities of the flesh, he made us pass over as through a sea. For having outrun the flood of the present life and the bitterness of its cares, we ate the bread of heaven, the mystical Logos, we were carried over the Jordan, we received circumcision in the Spirit, we inherited the city above, the truly holy land, which Christ himself mentioned saying, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.” St. Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on Zechariah. 4:7

To see this fleshed out in a much fuller sense you may benefit from this post: The Son of Man Came as a Ransom


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