DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
Hebrews 10:1-10, Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11, Mark 3:31-35
My Beloved, the law of the Old Testament only hinted at what God truly wanted to do for us. Everything that He asked of His chosen beginning with Abraham and leading up to Zachariah and John the Baptist was the prelude to the wonderful thing He had planned. Something never heard, never imagined, never conceived in the mind of man; that would demonstrate to the people He created in love, once and for all, His desire to reveal His perfect love for us.
Although God's chosen people rejected You they too can no longer offer the sacrifice of bulls and goats. The only temple in which they could offer such sacrifices no longer stands. The Church is now the new Temple of God. You presented Yourself as the new and spotless Lamb of Sacrifice and having been slain, You offered to the Father the only pleasing and acceptable once for all sacrifice that takes away the sin of the world. Verse 10"Now, by this will of God, we are sanctified once and for all by the sacrifice of the body of Christ Jesus."
Praise the Lord now and forever!
Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11
My Beloved, every response to God's call beginning with the first call to Abraham and until the last yes to Him, all are united into the one perfect 'Yes' that You said to the Father. This matchless 'Yes' was made possible only because Mary said 'Yes."
"Here I am Lord, I come to do Your will" is the most pleasing response we can make to the Father. You have given us a new song of praise to God in redeeming us according to the plan and will of the Father.
You offered the perfect sacrifice replacing every other inadequate and imperfect sacrifice. You presented Yourself in the place of Isaac and every other poor animal substitute saying, 'Behold I come!" The justice for sin has been made and God is faithful in keeping His promises. The new assembly of God now worships His in spirit and in truth and the Blood of the Lamb is poured upon us cleansing us from every sin and enabling us to enter the Holy of Holies with You into the Presence of the Most High God and He accepts us and the sacrifice of our own lives because of what You have merited for us.
My Beloved, every time we say 'yes' to the will of God we proclaim to the world that we are indeed members of the family of God. Your own 'yes' to the will of God would not have been possible if Mary, Your Mother did not first say 'yes' to His will. It is truly beneath anyone who claims to be a Christian and uses these verses as an argument to diminish Your Mother whose 'yes' besides Your own, reached that sublime perfection of obedience when she submitted her whole being to the Father. Her 'yes' mysteriously united with Your own making her consent one with Your own from the moment she conceived You and until You gave up Your Spirit to the Father.
As the soldier pierced Your Body, the sword mysteriously and simultaneously was driven into her heart uniting her with Your sacrifice and making her the Mother of the entire human race.