MOSAIC Spring 2016 - Page 17

MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER sins, redeeming us from them, healing us from the deep wound of original sin and its effects (NG, no. 42-43; MV, no. 22), and reconciling us to the Father in the power of the Spirit (2 Cor 5:19). Christ’s atoning work “constitutes even a ‘superabundance’ of justice, for the sins of man are ‘compensated for’ by the sacrifice of the man-God” (DM, no. 7). The reference to the “superabundance” of justice is an allusion to its perfection, its excess: past, present, and future sins are fully satisfied by Christ’s death on the cross. Furthermore, superabundance refers to the “excessive” character of God’s reconciling act in that God gives himself in the self-sacrificial love of Jesus’s death for his enemies. As St. Paul tells us, “When we were God’s [[ZY\H\HXۘ[Y[HYHX]و\۸'BH NL KH[\[][ۜ\]Y[\XB[Y\H ˂KوHܘ][[ܙ][ [HYوHܛX\HX[Y\][ۈوH[\›و8&\ݙK\[H^K[\^\[\[[8'8&\^HوXX[]H[\ٙ\[[HH][H][\[۝\ [[Y]x'BUˈ JK[\Y8'[][ۈY\ YZ][\\\ [\X][\\X[ۈ[œ[][ۈ]\]HY\H]\YY\'H ˈ JK'HܛZ\\[]^HX]\H]\HXو8&\™ܘX[\YY[ۈ\܈\[Y] 'B\XH[Y\H\\Xو8&\ݙB\XH[Y\H]HZ\ܚY[[8&\BݙK]\H^\][ 8'[\][HHݙNHHݙHوH]\[وHۋ[\][HX\Z][ݙx'H Kˈ KH[\^Z[]8'\Hڝ\XH[Y\WH\H۝YXܞHX[]Y\][Y[[ۜوH[HX[]H][œܙ\][H[[][Z[]\[H[\وݙx'H Uˈ K8&\ݙH\H[HX[]H][[[ZX[HY][][ۈ\ܞH[H[Y[[ۜو\XB[Y\K]\H\[ۚ[\HZ[]\\[Y[H[Hܛ˂[[KHܛZ\\[]^HX]\H]\HXق8&\ܘX[\YY[ۈ\܈\[Y]8'܈\ZHHXYH[HH[ۙ][][[BHZYXYHHY[\ۙ\و8'H ܈ NJKH\\و\X\][HݙN8'[\\ݙK]BݙY]]HݙY\[[\ۈ\[]ۚ[œXܚYXH܈\['H H L ΌMK8'][[ۜ]\\ۈݙH܈\[\Έ[HH\H[[\\YY܈\'H H N\ MJK\][X\\\]ۘHHH[وHۈ[قH]\8'H\ؙYY[H[X] \\X\\YHX]][ۈوHY\[\[ 8&XZ\[\[[ٙ\[܈[8&H[8&HܙHH[وX[x&K[¸&[XZHX[HHX[YY[\8&H܈8&H[X\Z\[\]Z]Y\˸&H\\]ۙY܈\][[XYH]\٘X[ۈ܈\[H]\'H ]X\HوH]X\Kˈ MJK ][ܚ]\8'[HH]H˜Y[\YYYH\ ]X[ܙH[HH]YH8&\ܘ]Y[K܈Y[H\H8&\™[[ZY\H\HXۘ[Y[HYHX]و\”ۋ]X[ܙK][Y[Xۘ[Y [HB]YY\Yx'H H NKLL KH\ۜHX܂H^HH[Y]\XZ]\HܘXHو\8&\]ۚ[ܚ\Yو[[]HY\K\HZ] H ΌKLN\ NJK\H[\Y[YY\HYY8'Xۚ^B\[\[\\ܙ]Y\'H ˈ N[Z[\›و8'\YY܈ܙ][\[Y\x'N[ܝ \YY'ۙ\\Z\\Y\\['H[ܙ\؝Z[Y\H ˈ ̊HHZ][\\\ [\ۛHHZ[\ۈ\[ ]]\[8'H[ 8'H[\XX\]'YYHX]Y X[Y8'H ˈ K\X[HܙوY\H]ۙY[KY[\\]Z\\H8']\YX\ 8'HYX[[\XK][8'ۜ[\ۙ\و\[وH][H]HۙKو\ܙ]Y\[و\YY܈ܙ][\[Y\x'H ˈ ̊Kو\K][\Xۚ][ۈوۙ\[\H[\[Hܜ\ۙ[Xق\[[H[\B[XوܘXH]\Hܙ8&\Y\˂\\[ܙKH]BHZ\KH[\\[\H[\\^\]8'YHۙ\\[H\Z][[\ܙ]H\\[˜[X[H\H[[Y[\ۙ\'H HNJKو\K]]\[[H[8&\ܙ][\H]HوH[\[][[\\X]]8']\\^\[ۈH\8&\[B[H]\[X]و[8'H ˈ N JK'\X[BܙوY\H]ۙY[KY‘[\\]Z\\B&]\YX\ &x'BH[وݙB\X[^H܈H\X[ۈو][HݙH[Z\]\]^HX^H[H8&\ܘXH[H^HقYY[]]X\8'\H\X\[ݙK]\XݙH]\]X\X]\HX\\][\Y[ HۙHX\\XYH\X[ݙx'H H MLN KY\H][\ݙ\YY[ Y\H\H^\[ۂو8&\ݙH\[\[]][HݙH\[HX[^Y[Hܛو[\KYX\X]\XH\ٙ\܈و[H[[H]XܙYX\ \˙YBMB