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Month: April 2021

This is My Body, Given for You

This is My Body, Given for You

As his death approaches, Jesus pauses to celebrate a meal with his disciples. Breaking the bread, he declares, “This is my body, which is given for you” (Lk 22:19). With these words, Jesus gives context and meaning to what is about to happen to him. His death, though senseless and incomprehensible as it will seem to his friends, is a sacrifice—an offering of himself for the world.  Later, the apostles interpret Jesus’ death as not only the keystone moment of…

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