The death of Christ was to die to sin once for all; his life now is to live for God. Romans 6:10

We know that Christ once risen from among the dead, will not die again and, in the future, death will have no power over him : Death has no dominion over him. From the beginning of humankind to the present generation, only one Adam comes to life, distrusting, a rebel and violent in the person of all of us. We know Christ and what he came to change by the way.

The first sin brought wider consequences, ulterior rebellions without end have made human existence heavier each day and alien to the plan of God. The damage caused by sin from the very beginning increases each day; at times we feel crushed and powerless by the evil forces present everywhere.

By baptism we were plunged into Christ Jesus and shared his death. We were buried in his death and as Christ was raised by the Glory of the Father, so we must walk in a new life. We must consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Abundant is the grace of God and the gift he granted to the multitude, through Christ Jesus. He embraces all of us, gathers us in his sacrifice and becomes the new head of humankind. So do not allow sin any control over our mortal being; do not submit ourselves to its evil inclinations and do not give over to sin as instruments to do evil.

Sin will not control us again because we are now not under sin but under grace bearing fruit and growing in holiness, and the result will be life everlasting.

Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, but an eternal now does always last.