Fast-forward 1,500 years from the Passover in the Book of Exodus to the Crucifixion of Our Passover Lamb: Jesus, who sacrificed his life for our Salvation at the same time as the Passover lambs were being slaughtered in the Temple in Jerusalem. The precept given to Moses and the Chosen People to live under the Blood of the Lamb and celebrate the Passover annually and forever is fulfilled in God’s only begotten Son, “who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)
How can we respond to such an immeasurable favor?
“A life well lived is one where we flourish… always becoming more of what we were made for.” (Aristotle)
Our intelligence, which seeks the truth; our will, which seeks the good; and our heart, which gravitates toward beauty, is all that the Lamb of God wants from us. No burnt offerings are required, just our whole selves: receptive enough so that he can “have Mercy on us”
So as the Israelites, that first Passover is beginning this journey to lifelong freedom: to a life well lived, where they will experience a restlessness only satisfied by resting in God – what do I learn?
The more I cling to the God, who is My Deliverer: the more good I chose to do, the freer I am!