Thursday 6 April
Maundy Thursday – Evening Mass
First reading – Exodus 12:1-8,11-14
Passover is the feast of the God entering into our life. “I will go through the land of Egypt”. He says, “I will pass over you”. God entering into the history of mankind. And the blood of the sacrifice saves from the destroying plague. The blood of the sacrifice is the blood of Jesus Christ which saves us from the destroying plague of sin. The blood of the unblemished lamb of God. He sacrificed Himself to save us. He shed His blood to protect us. We must mark our life with that precious blood of Jesus Christ. That happens in the sacrament of Eucharist which also is instituted by Jesus Christ. He sacrificed himself and then he instituted the sacrament of Eucharist so that His sacrifice is continuously renewed at the altar, and we are saved by His Blood. It’s not just protection. It is a sharing of His life. It is not just the door marked with the blood. It is becoming part of His body. Eucharist turns the Passover into an eternal cohabitation of Lord with us. Let’s reflect: Do we really understand the meaning of Eucharist?