Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed – 1 Peter 2:24 . Let us give all, offer all, to Him who gave Himself a Ransom and Reconciliation for us. . We needed an incarnate God, a God put to death, that we might live. We were put to death together with Him that we might be cleansed. We rose again with Him because we were put to death with Him. We were glorified with Him because we rose again with Him. . A few drops of Blood recreate the whole of creation! — St. Gregory the Theologian