Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 19th, 2023Tags: , 267 words8.1 min read
Here I am, Lord

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Here I am, Lord

From the beginning, starting with Moses’ brother, Aaron, priests have been offering different kinds of sacrifices.  We know that we are sinful people.  We know that there must be something offered to appease God for our sinfulness.  People in many different cultures realize their sinfulness and have sought some way to compensate for sins committed.  And no matter how hard we try to make the right sacrifice, it is as if, in our hearts, we know that the sacrifice offered is woefully inadequate. 

There is simply not enough.  Until.  Until Jesus. 

His sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice, appeases our God because Jesus is God.  It takes God to make the ultimate sacrifice to redeem mankind. 

The prophets of the Old Testament knew in their hearts that there was nothing they could do to eliminate man’s sin.  However, sacrifices were offered repeatedly.  When Jesus makes the ultimate sacrifice, did we stop offering sacrifice?  No.  Priests, in the person of Christ, continue to offer His sacrifice in a non-bloody way, knowing that there is nothing a human priest can do or say. 

But, in the words given to us by Jesus, God Himself, the sacrifice is made daily, thousands of times, every hour of every day.  Why?  Simply, God loves you and wants you to be with Him.  My Lord and my God, I trust in you.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen