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You Have Set Us Free
Before we receive the Eucharist at Mass, we profess the Mystery of Faith.
“Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.”
Think about that: “You have set us free.”
Freedom is a part of our everyday lives. We talk about it when discussing our country’s history and in our current political climate. In the secular world, people talk about freedom of speech, religion, and press, often paired with talk of opportunity, and equality. And, while all of that is quite important to the culture we live in, that’s not really what we’re talking about in Mass when we say that Christ has set us free.
It’s much bigger than that. Christ died and rose to save us, setting us free from sin and death — two of the greatest evils.
We cannot escape sin and death on our own. There’s no other way to find freedom from these, except through Christ.
Reflect on that. Do we see ourselves as imprisoned by sin and death? Do we see ourselves in need of a Savior? Are we calling upon Him, or are we still squandering in sin?