Saturday, July 20, 2024

Jesus is Shepherd and Priest

Jesus is Shepherd and Priest
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JesusChrist, Eternal High Priest
Gospel text
Lk 22,14-20
When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table and the apostles with him. And he said to them, «I was eager to eat this Passover with you before I suffer».
Gospel's Commentary
Today, the liturgy invites us to fathom out the marvelous priestly heart of Christ. Within a few more days, the liturgy will take us again to Jesus' heart, but centering instead into its sacred character. Today, however, let us admire his shepherd's heart, his saviour's heart that melts for his flock He will never forsake. A heart that shows “concern” for his disciples, for us: «I was eager to eat this Passover with you before I suffer!» (Lk 22:15). This priestly and shepherd's heart shows his feelings, especially, in the institution of the Eucharist. Am I a friend of the Jesus-Eucharist?

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