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The Seed and Life

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The history of salvation is also the history of a seed that God nurtures through the vicissitudes of human events and brings it into fruition. 

“I shall put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed.  It shall crush your head though you may strike its heel.”  (Gen. 3:15)

This is the Protoevangelion, the first announcement of the Good News.  St. Paul identifies the SEED as the descendant of David (see Acts 13:13-35; specially Galatians 3:16), raised by God to be our Savior, Jesus Christ.  The history of salvation is also about life and allowing it to grow as God wants it.  As such it goes contrary to any civilization of death, — a culture of death.Just imagine how many people have to get together at the right time and the right place before Jesus can be borne of Mary and gain Israelite status through Joseph the carpenter.  The genealogy that Matthew gives us is an example of how the promise of the Seed that was announced at the dawn of the history of salvation became a reality.During his installation mass, Pope Benedict XVI drove home the point when he said:

We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed*, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. 

No human being is an arbitrary product of the joining of genes.  Each one comes from the mind of God, intended by Him, “called … from the foundation of the world” as Paul would write.  May the remembrance of the SEED, that is Christ, also become a point of conversion to the Gospel of Life.
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“e voluto” a play on the word “evoluzione” and its past participle form “evoluto”  [Source]

Originally posted 2005-04-26 04:41:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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