"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Descent into Hell
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (Jn 1:5)
For the East the image of Redemption is the descent into Hades: the bursting open of the eternally-closed gate, when Christ stretches out his hand to the first Adam who, hardly trusting his eyes, sees the Easter light in the darkness of death.