With Christ’s resurrection we have been redeemed, but we are not yet ‘saved’. That has to be worked out over our lifetime — as we too are called to carry Our Lord’s Cross. Some clergy and DREs are not clear about that reality.

I rejoice now in the sufferings I bear for your sake; and what is lacking of the sufferings of Christ I fill up in my flesh for his body which is the Church; whose minister I have become in virtue of the office that God has given to me in your regard. For I am to preach the word of God fully — the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations, but now is clearly shown to his saints. To them God willed to make known how rich in glory is this mystery among the Gentiles — Christ in you, your hope of glory! Him we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. At this, too, I work and strive, according to the power he mightily exerts in me. Col. 1:24-29

Artwork: Javier Perez