St. Maximos on the Resurrection

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"The Logos destroys the tyranny of the evil one, who dominates us through deceit, by triumphantly using as a weapon against him the flesh defeated in Adam. In this way he shows that what was once captured and made subject to death now captures the captor: by a natural death it destroys the captor's life and becomes a poison to him, making him vomit up all those he was able to swallow because he had the power of death. But to humankind it becomes life, like leaven in the dough impelling the whole of nature to rise like dough in the resurrection of life (cf. 1 Cor 5:6-7). It was to confer this life that the Logos who was God became man - a truly unheard of thing - and willingly accepted the death of the flesh." - St. Maximos the Confessor.

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As I wrote over at Life-After-RC,

"In what the Devil himself would call a perverse upending of the slave/master relationship, Christ speaks to Pilate the truth of the latter's position in terms of authority and truth. Pilate, for all his worldly power, is helpless and in being helpless is strangely blameless."

Don't misunderstand what I mean. Pilate finds himself powerless because of the power he apparently has when he meets Christ. It's like Mardi Gras--which is kind of redundant. . . .

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