Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"You will drink my cup."

Of His chalice will drink all those who are faithful in witness to Him: "The world will hate you because of me." In union with His suffering our crosses also become, like His, the source of resurrection and new life.

In each Holy Mass the fountain of water and blood flow again from His side: "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you have no life in you." Apart from Him we can do nothing. Without His Flesh and Blood there is no escape from the grave.