Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Blood of the Covenant

The blood of sacrifice is a symbol of life that is  given to God.   Moses seals the covenant (agreement) between God and the Israelites by pouring half the blood of sacrificed bulls on an altar, a symbol of God, and sprinkling the other half on the people.  He says, "This is the blood of the covenant" (Exodus 24:3-8.)
At the Last Supper, as the disciples drank from the cup that Jesus had given them, he said "This is my Blood of the Covenant." (Mark 14:22-26)  On the Cross Jesus sealed the agreement between God and us by shedding his blood.  He makes that sacrifice available to us in the Eucharist.
I want to pay more attention to what I'm doing when I drink from the Cup at Mass.  Maybe you do too.

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