Going and Taking the Precious Blood
The Sacrament of Confession
My beloved, a heartfelt welcome to today’s Sacrifice of the Mass on Sunday on the feast of the Precious Blood. We remember this Precious Blood every time by contemplating the Cross with the SAVIOUR on it. It is wrong when one believes that GOD has suffered the terrible death of the Cross for us and as a result we are free from sin for ever. No, we must go and take the Blood, ask for it with contrition and sorrow. We, Catholics, Old Catholics, Orthodox believers and some separate branches of it do have the possibility that our sins are blotted out again in Confession through the Precious Blood. Unfortunately, in many places this is no longer the practice, although it is written in the Bible. The SAVIOUR said to the Apostles: „Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them.“ But He further said: „Whose sins you shall retain, they are retained!“ If someone only enters the confessional in order to simply be clean for a while, but does not intend to change his life, or at least tries not to commit these sins any more, there is no firm resolution. So for me there is only one thing: to sin no more! That is the power of the Precious Blood.
The Words of Consecration
At the Last Supper, JESUS said the words of Consecration: „This is My Body, which will be given up for you. … As often as you shall do these things, you shall do them for perpetual renewal!“ That is the correct … more