Chains of death are available in many formats and styles. Peter experienced literal chains of death that bound him to a dank prison wall between two Roman guards. Today chains of mis-aligned affections, resentments, bitterness and pride similarly, and all too frequently, bind us to the walls of despair between companions on the road to destruction. But just as the praises of Peter and the prayers of the faithful of the early Church for his release resulted in a miraculous midnight release of Peter, so our own prayers and praises allow the Lord to unshackle our chains of death. What is chaining me to death? Rescue me, O Lord, from all that chains me to death.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Soli gloriam dei .
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.