Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday: Christ Gives Us Himself

How perfectly the readings on this holy day sum up so much of Lent! Look at these sinners! For these he came? Yes, for these! Look at what he gives them even when he knows perfectly what they are about to do. Having no earthly property or wealth, he writes his Last Will and Testament and he bequeaths them Himself and all that he has come to win for them! He bequeaths them his true body and true blood, the price of their salvation, the promise that he will never forsake them. That’s what he gives us in his Sacrament! He gives it knowing all about us. He gives it to us, to sinners!