Chains of Imprisonment

Chains of Imprisonment

The biblical narrative of St. Peter in Chains illustrates the oppression of goodness and righteous beliefs that contradict a ‘status quo’ and therefore a threat to those who profit from that circumstance and power. Legend says that there were two sets of chains that shackled St. Peter; one in Jerusalem and one in Rome. When they were held together, they miraculously ‘fused’ and are kept in the reliquary in this church in Italy. How many shackles are still placed on the oppressed and the downtrodden? How many instances of strength of the human and divine spirit exist which are virtually unknown to us as we rush through our demanding lives?

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