He opened all the gates

23 January 2021

Sin tied the wings of Adam and his descendants and so they were all separated from God. The very clay from which they were made blinded them. Christ, the first Adam, and first human being, the first-born of all creation, was the first to ascend into heaven on spiritual wings, to the throne of eternal glory and power. He trod the path to heaven and opened all the gates for the faithful who have their spiritual wings open, just as the eagle  opens the way for the eaglets, or as the swallow who flies first, as the leader, shows the way to the rest of the flock and overcomes the resistance of the air.

Saint Nikolaj Velimirović