we sit and wait

This is Holy Saturday. A baptist friend of mine asked me tonight what happened today since I’ve been giving him a little daily rundown of Holy Week and the Triduum. Simply, we sit. We pray. We wait.
I was reading the liturgical texts for tonight’s Easter Vigil, when the Light of Christ shines forth once again. I was looking at the Exultet, an ancient prayer that is usually chanted by a deacon during the procession of the Easter Candle, and was struck by something I hadn’t noticed before:
“O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!”
I had simply never thought of the Fall of Man via Adam like that. God in his infinite knowledge realized that the natural result of free will, with the temptation of the devil, would be Man’s decision to turn away from God. Just an interesting way to look at Adam’s sin.






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