To redeem is to free

Is this the role of humans? Subdue the earth might be precisely this: not ruin the earth, but make of it something alive and generative. To redeem the fallen means to free him or her to do something larger. This is perhaps my point of convergence with Blake: the constant emphasis on sin and guilt is wrong. That is what Jesus came to remind us to put an end to. We have larger work: we are the light of the world. Why do we gather people, preach to all nations? To free them to be the light of the world. We have missed the kernel for the shell! We are to engage in life, not withdraw from it, nor make of ourselves an island apart. We are to redeem the world from its slavery. We were slaves in Egypt…we were removed from our home…but now, we are free, home, able!

:- Doug.

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