Friday, April 2, 2010

The true Victim

Christ himself is the true Victim, who takes away all the sins of the world. He is the immaculate Lamb of God, sacrificed on the cross during the Paschal season. He is the true Priest consecrated by God, and as such has offered himself up as Victim to the Father in an odor of sweetness. He is the High Priest who once a year enters alone in the Holy of Holies to plead not only for his own people, but for the salvation of all peoples who believe in him. And this Christ truly did, dying once for the entire human race until the end of time.

-Thomas à Kempis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt,

Okay, Good Friday's question:

What are your thoughts on Pontius Pilate?

(and who decided it was "Good" Friday anyway?)

~Scarlet Pimpernel