What does it mean to be saved? We have the secular sense of being rescued or spared somehow. The root meaning of the word in Greek and Latin is to be healed. So, the beginning is some recognition of need, of something fractured, unwell in my life. It includes faith in God who wants us to be both whole and holy, fully alive. The big “sickness” is death itself—from which we are saved/healed through God’s love to us in the lifting up of Jesus in death into resurrection.
Heavenly Physician, heal whatever is us is dead or wounded or unfree that we may know the wholeness, freedom, life and joy of the Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
K O’Mahony OSA