Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mass, Our Oneness with Christ

The fundamental disposition of the soul of Jesus in the presence of God was one of unqualified docility, finding its completest expression in the sacrifice of the Cross. In the Mass, which the sacrifice of the Mystical Body, is found the same disposition expressed in a manner which is a sacramental presentation of the drama of Calvary. The Christian who enter wholeheartedly in the spirit of his incorporation with Christ and possesses in himself the mind of Christ towards life's circumstances, expresses through the Mass his oneness with Jesus in readiness to obey God unto death.

-The True Vine and its Branches, Father Edward Leen, P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1938, pages 9-10.