("Meditations for Lent from St. Thomas Aquinas", pp. 86-88, 1937 Imp.)
CHRIST IS TRULY OUR REDEEMER
You were redeemed with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled. -i Pet. i. 19.
By the sin of our first parents,
the whole human
race was alienated from God, as is taught in the
second chapter of the epistle to the Ephesians.
It was not from God's power that we were thereby
cut off, but from that sight of God's face to which
His children and His servants are admitted.