Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exodus 24:3-8, Hebrews 9:11-15, Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26



Exodus 24:3-8, Hebrews 9:11-15, 
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18, 
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

Exodus 24:3-8

My Beloved, the Covenant of God's love for us is ratified is Your Blood. Our response to this unfathomable love of the Father, made visible in the sacrificial offering of Yourself as the perfect victim for our sins, must be one of complete obedience to Your will. 

We know Your will for You reveal it to us in the two commandments that embrace all the ten. Love for God above and before all, and love for neighbor in the measure that we love ourselves. Everything You ask of us we do because we love. Our obedience must be joyful, prompt, and total always. In this alone is perfect peace and joy.

Hebrews 9:11-15

The Son of God, the Beloved, through the power of the Holy Spirit, made the love of God visible by becoming incarnate of the Virgin Mary. Taking from her His flesh unblemished and unsullied by sin He become the willing and only acceptable Victim for the sins of us all from the first to the last.

He who is God became Man to save us poor, unworthy sinners because He loves us. Now set free from the bondage and slavery of sin, we are called to serve Him in love.

Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18

My Beloved, the Eucharistic Sacrifice is a thanksgiving meal of praise, worship, and adoration acceptable and pleasing to God. We will offer this sacrifice  for the life of the world until You come again

Thank You for becoming like us in order to save us. Thank You for setting us free. We offer You our lives and our obedience to Your will in gratitude for all You have done for us. Help us to shine the light of Your life and truth always and everywhere.

Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

Unbeknownst to the people of Jerusalem the true Passover Lamb was instituting the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Passover Festival with unleavened bread which was to become His Body and the wine made from the crushing of grapes was to become His Blood. There were to be offered to us as food and drink for our souls.  Soon His Body would be splayed on the Altar of the Cross. It would become a holocaust through the furnace of bitter suffering and the Blood to the last drop would be poured out in expiation for our sins.

Before the Bloody sacrifice was to occur we have the unbloody Sacrifice which established the final New Covenant ratified in His Blood.  We have His promise that He will drink it anew with us once again in the Kingdom of God when He will come to claim us for Himself to remain with Him forever.

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