“Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” These words, mere sounds and syllables in the mouth, are weighty beyond human reckoning. Place them upon your existence, and they will, due to their weightiness, penetrate your fleshly desires; your material cravings will collapse in on themselves like the house of cards they truly are. This exclamation, spoken two thousand years ago yet timeless in its rendering, will fall deeper still; your mental shortcuts and frameworks of knowledge and modalities of thought will groan under its weight as Styrofoam under gold. Give it time and patience and all these temporal and confused ramblings of mere mortals will split apart upon the Altar; human connections, love of self, love of family, all imperfect strivings, no matter how noble, are composed of maggots and worms in the end– for all comes to dust and dirt–they too will pass away. Indeed the true realization of this phrase will not occur until it has come to rest on the bedrock of your soul. It will tear at your reality ripping through time and space, because it is indeed from another dimension, from an eternal reality we only glimpse in foggy mornings. But once grasped, this eternal weight will be an anchor of security in this chaos, a harbor in the storm of life, a refuge for the weary and downtrodden, a light in the darkness, rest for the laborers, and hope to all mired in sin and destruction.
Praise be the Lord! Mighty is His Name and eternal are His good works. Weightier than all dark matter and black holes are the soul-quenching Words of the Good Book.