Eucharist at Calvary
“Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
Last week I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I received the great privilege of saying Mass on the Rock of Calvary! It was on the the site of the 11th station where Jesus was traditionally nailed to the Cross.
This wonderful place is the most valuable piece of land in the whole Cosmos! Here took place the greatest miracle of miracles of God’s love for the world! At this place the Creator of all gave His only Son to suffer and die for us and as one of us in His human nature!
Not only was this an awesome historical place but the wonder of this event is present in real eternal time in the Eucharist! What we devotedly honor in the past is being made present.
“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Lk 22:19. Recognize in this bread what hung on the Cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side. ~St. Augustine
Fr. Bob Weiss, C.P. preaches Parish Missions and is a member of the Passionist Community in Louisville, Kentucky.