Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Considering this coming Sunday's Gospel, I'm thinking of the Flight to Egypt, and how Jesus retraces the steps of ancient Israel in its own flight to Egypt and return to the promised land.

Could we not say that Christ, by doing so, not only recapitulates their sojourn, but also pre-capitulates the journey of us all, out of bondage to sin and into the promised land of his Kingdom of Grace?

1 comment:

solarblogger said...

Fine idea. Those are the kinds of themes that are very rich to hear explored.

I heard a sermon on the recapitulation idea. The pastor noted that Joseph's dream preceded the flight. And in the Old Testament another Joseph the dreamer went down to Egypt first to save the family.