The once-and-for-all offering of Jesus is repeated in each Mass.

Thursday, 1/22/15

In our first reading we see:

“He has no need, as did the high priests,
to offer sacrifice day after day,
first for his own sins and then for those of the people;
he did that once for all when he offered himself.”

The life of Jesus was one total offering of himself in loving obedience to the Father.

His one, perfect, on-going offering was formally expressed at the Last Supper, when he offered his body and blood, saying they were being offered then. That total self-offering was to be finalized the next day on the cross.

While taking part in our Mass that repeats the Last Supper, we can sense the rising up of his precious being; and in taking Communion we can rejoice in having our obedient self-offerings becoming part of his.

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