Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Behold the Lamb of God - John the Baptist - John 1:29

Father Barron explains that when John the Baptist said this, he wasn't referring to a lamb in the sense of a gentle, calm, loving animal. Instead, in OT time, lambs were offered as sacrifices, a male, unblemished lamb would always be chosen as the 'sacrifical lamb.' John the Baptist recognizes Jesus as the sacrificial lamb, Behold the Lamb of God.
Jesus is that sacrifical Lamb, he died for our sins; he died to redeem us all. He died for love of us.

At mass, what are our thoughts when we BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD after the consecration?

Like doubting Thomas in John 20:28 - "Put your finger here and see my hands and bring your hand and put it into my side and do not be unbelieving but believe."

As I stare at the Host, my focus needs to be on BEHOLDING; on BELIEVING; on Thanksgiving; on Adoration. Do I believe in mind and heart?

Think of it - if someone gave you their ALL, how would you feel about them? Jesus, suffered, died, and was buried for us

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