The Sacrifice required of us by God

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The Sacrifice required of us by God is no longer the blood of bulls and rams, for Christ, our Passover Sacrifice, has been slain by us — and has become the saving Sacrifice for us.

The Sacrifice required of us by God is food for the hungry, money for the poor, medical care for the sick, company for the lonely, justice for those who fall through the cracks of society.

The Sacrifice required of us by God is a Sacrifice of Love, and Love is saving action. God is Love; therefore, God is saving action. Jesus Christ is God’s love in the flesh:therefore, Jesus Christ is the embodiment of saving action. And if we are the Body of Christ, then we are the Body of God’s Saving Action in the world, and for the world.

Slaying bulls and rams is easy. Tithing our money is easy. The Sacrifice is offering our lives to God — not offering to DIE for God, but offering to LIVE for God. That is the hard part.

The Sacrifice required of us by God is how we live our lives and what we do for others. This is what Saint Paul means when he tells us in Romans “to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1).

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