Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The first reading tells how a workman rebuilding the temple around 600 BC came upon a copy of the Old Covenant between and God and Moses dated around 1200 BC.
A covenant is an agreement in which the parties exchange themselves.
There are two great covenants in the Bible. The first had people agreeing to live by God's commandment. As that was happening, young men sprinkled blood over the people and God's altar making them one.
The second covenant comes at the Last Supper where Jesus bound the people to keep the commandment to love one another as he loved them. He sealed the covenant with his blood, saying "This is the blood of the new and everlasting covenant which is being shed for you."