St. Monica Parish

St. Monica Parish
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday - Reflect on Our Lord's Passion & Death

This was taken from a Catecheses by St. John Chrysostom, Bishop. It was the second reading in the Liturgy of the Hours, 4 volume edition.

"If we wish to understand the power of Christ's blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. 'Sacrifice a lamb without blemish, ' commanded Moses, 'and sprinkle its blood on your doors.' If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be that the saving power lies not in the blood itself, but in the fact that it is a sign of the Lord's blood. In those days, when the destroying angel saw the blood on the doors he did not dare to enter, so how much less will the devil approach now when he sees, not that figurative blood on the doors, but the true blood on the lips of believers, the doors of the temple of Christ."

As I sat in the Chapel last night (Holy Thursday), adoring my Lord and my God, I knew that I would drink of the wine in the Kingdom of God even now while still on earth. I will be without my Lord until Easter morning when I can once again receive His precious Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. How blessed I am to receive for so many today do not know how precious this sacrament is. So many today either do not receive Jesus' Body and Blood or receive Him not knowing His great power and might and, especially, His True Presence. He feeds us for the journey - only if we want to be fed. How I long for Sunday when I can receive Him again! God bless!!

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