October 20

If Death was the supreme moment Christ lived, it was the one thing He wished to have remembered. He did not ask that men write down His Words in a Scripture; He did not ask that His kindness to the poor be recorded in history, but He did ask that men remember His Death. And so that its memory might not be any haphazard narrative on the part of men, He instituted the precise way it should be recalled. The memorial was instituted the night before He died, which has since been called “The Last Supper.” He was offering Himself as a Victim to be immolated, and that men might never forget that “greater love than this no man hat, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” He gave the divine command to the Church: “Do this for a commemoration of me.”

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