Redemption…A word we use, but what does it mean for us?
Remember days of long ago when we purchased coke or pepsi and it came in glass bottles. And then we redeemed those bottles. It meant that those empty bottles still had value, beyond what they contained.
Redemption is to say there is value.
Through the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and through his very being, we humans are redeemed. We are shown that we have value, beyond what we think we contain. No matter what, we always have value.
We, as the 2nd reading makes clear, are children of God. This is our value, this is our core identity. This is what matters. This is our freedom! God loves us no matter what! Even after executing the Son of God, we have value.
See, I think we too often think our value is…