11 June 2020 – Feast of Corpus Christi
Message of St. John the Apostle – The Last Supper of the Lord
“Dearest Brothers and Sisters,
I bless you on this great day for the Church of God spread in the Universe. On Earth, you especially remember the institution of the Eucharist in the Last Supper. The Body and Blood of Christ are venerated in the form of the Host.
However, besides the institution of the Eucharist, which is in itself a huge event, at the Last Supper something equally great occurred: the beginning of the Passion of Jesus. It was then that Jesus offered Himself, even before He did it on the Calvary. He transformed the bread and the wine, which were on the table, into His Body and Blood. He offered them to us Apostles, before we were dispersed and overwhelmed by our human fears. At the Last Supper, Jesus offered Himself and faced Lucifer who was already present in Judas Iscariot. He gave him the permission to do what he intended to do. With the words that you read in the Gospel, “What you are about to do, do quickly” (John 13,27), Jesus gave Lucifer the permission without which the devil could never have acted against God. Continue reading