06 November 2011

The Lord's "Festive Board"

"Here Jesus is present for us bodily, as He is in the Liturgy of the Word, but now He is present in, with, and under bread and wine. To come to the altar and receive these gifts is to enter the Holy of Holies. Here at the altar we come to the new Jerusalem, to the mountain of His holiness: 'On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined' (Isaiah 25:6). Here we feast with Christ and all the saints at a banquet He has prepared for us."

Arthur A. Just, Heaven on Earth, 210-11

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