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Thursday, March 24, 2016

 

…Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.’” (Mt 26: 27-28)

 

What “covenant”? In the human-divine Person of Jesus Christ, we have the ultimate “covenant” (from the Latin “con” and “venire,” meaning literally “a coming together”) between God and us. All other covenants are now superseded, all other offerings are made unnecessary, in the God-Man Jesus Christ. He not only manifests a “coming together,” or unity, of divinity and humanity in Himself, in His own Person. No. He goes on to restore this lost unity in us, by taking on our brokenness, our darkness and our death – all the consequences of our sin. He takes all this on, shedding H...

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