Before the Passion
As the moment of His arrest and death drew close, He was still in the room with His apostles: about to have the last supper. Our Lord became more tender and loving in His demeanor: that He told His apostles that He was about to give them all He had, His entire self and He looked as though perfectly transformed by love… that kind of transformation that could make one look transparent until resembling a luminous shadow.
Jesus was seated between His disciples: and He took the bread, prayed and said the blessings, broke it and gave it to His disciples…saying “This s my Body” Same thing with the Chalice, with eyes lifted up to heaven, He raised it with His two hands to the level of His face and said the blessings and gave it to His disciples saying “This is my blood”.
There was an indescribable solemnity and order in all the action of Jesus during the institution of the most Holy Eucharist and His every movement was majestic.
“If Thou knowest not How to Meditate on High and Heavenly Things, Rest on the Passion of Christ, and Willingly Dwell in his Sacred Wounds. For, if Thou Fly Devoutly to the Wounds and Precious Stigmas of Jesus, Thou Shalt Feel Great Comfort in Tribulation. “ — Imitation of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 1.
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