April 18, 2019
(Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday)
St. Paul wrote, Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1_Cor_11:23-26
The Eternal Reminder. Jesus gave his flesh and blood in sacrificial redemption for our sins. Our Eucharist is His sign of a new covenant with God’s children. It is a covenant of Love, a covenant of mercy, a covenant of eternal hope. Trust in the Lord, beloved. And never forget the gift Jesus offered for us!
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