Redemption It is a concept whose etymological root is found in redemptio, a word of the language Latin It's about the action and the consequence of redeeming (save or rescue someone, terminate a punishment, release something that was mortgaged or seized).
For example: “The Santa Fe team will seek their redemption after four consecutive falls”, "After a failed step through the world of music, the actor returned to the theater to get his redemption", “The government aims to achieve debt redemption, although that objective it is very difficult to reach ”.
The term redemption can also refer to the amount of money that was destined to free a slave , something common several centuries ago. Let us not forget that slavery continues to be a great business, although nowadays the capture and trade of human beings is no longer practiced openly, in the light of day, as long ago. Unfortunately, even humanity has not understood that we subject animals to the same type of atrocities, and that they should not be our possession, but perhaps in a few centuries we can consider the exploitation As part of ancient history.
One of the most frequent meanings of the concept refers to break free to one person , yet set of individuals or, in a symbolic sense, to a organization , of a bad time or suffering . This idea is taken by the Catholic religion, which finds in redemption a dogma .
Written with initial capital letter (Redemption ), the term refers to the salvation of humanity achieved by Jesus Christ with his passion and his death . The Christian faith indicates that Jesus Christ He died on the cross to redeem man and allow him access to Heaven , freeing him from the guilt of sin .
Going deeper into the etymology of the term redemption, we find that in the verb "redeem" the Latin prefix "re-" and the verb "émere" are appreciated, which together give the idea of "buying again or acquiring". This can serve to understand the actions of Jesus Christ more clearly, since he he returned to the people that sin-free state that they had in the past, and for that they had to deliver something to change , nothing more and nothing less than your own life.
It can be said that the Redemption is the price that Jesus Christ assume and pay before God for the ones Humans are redeemed and can reach a different state, reaching the God's Kingdom .
Through the Redemption , always according to Christian doctrine, people are forgiven for their sins and can achieve eternal life. The Redemption it implies a reconciliation with God And a blessing
This delivery of Jesus is mentioned in the preface Passover of the Catholic religion, where it is stated that with his death he was able to overcome sin and that he rose again to defeat death. In the field of liturgy, prefaces are prayers that end the offertory (the point of the Mass in which bread and wine are offered to God) and present the canon of the Mass, where the consecration is found (moment in which bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus, respectively).
In this prayer it is remembered that Christ offered his own life so that the sins of human beings would be forgiven, through a pact that demonstrates his unconditional love for others and his wish to spread a message from loyalty without limits . Redemption should not be understood as a mere symbol or a fact that has a beginning and an end, but as an invitation to reflect and improve in all possible aspects, to make a fairer use of our freedom .