All the priests stand at their duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking sins away. He, on the other hand, has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place forever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him.
By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying. When all sins have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.
Second reading for
the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Christ-event is unique. It is distinguished from every other event in human history in that it, alone, redeems all of human history.
Only in and through Jesus is this redemption won, but it is offered freely to each and every person in an infinite outpouring of grace.
- What difference does Christ’s self- gift make to how you see and consider others?
Tabernacle door. Sacré Coeur, Paris. (c) 2018, Allen Morris.