Thursday, June 4, 2015
His Own Blood
The sanctuary of Canterbury Cathedral where St. Thomas Becket was martyred.
If the sacrifice of animals made people right with God, how much more so does the sacrifice of Christ. By his death on the cross Christ entered once for all into the sanctuary of God's presence with his own blood (Hebrews 9:11-14.) His sacrifice is perfect. It, therefore, does not need to be repeated. It benefits every human being who ever lived from the beginning of time to the end.
Christ makes this perfect sacrifice of his own blood available to us in the wine of the Eucharist and invites us to drink.