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Monday, November 19, 2007

eat something

Moreover, for us to understand that the entire mystery of our salvation is prefigured in this girl [Jairus' daughter]; after she was raised from the dead, as Luke reports, the Lord directs her to eat something. Evidently the order of our faith and salvation is here shown. For when each believer among us is freed in baptism from perpetual death and comes back to life upon acceptance of the gift of the Holy Spirit, it is necessary that the person also be directed to eat that heavenly bread about which the Lord says, ‘Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.”
(Chromatius [4th c.], ACCS Ia, p. 185)

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