Living Sacrifices (Tues. Oct. 25)

The word of the day is “poured.”  In today’s reading of Philippians 2:17-23, St. Paul returns to the thought of his impending trial.  It is certain that he will have to appear in court.  It is uncertain what the outcome will be.  In the event of his execution, he writes, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all” (vs. 17). Like St. Ignatius, Paul compares his potential death to a sacrificial offering.  More exactly, it is a “drink offering,” “a libation.”  In his martyrdom, his blood would be poured out like an offering of wine or other liquid to the…

Liturgy and the Sacrificial Offering of Ourselves (Tues. Nov. 2)

The word of the day is “poured.”  In today’s reading of Philippians 2:17-23, St. Paul returns to the thought of his impending trial. It is certain that he will have to appear in court.  It is uncertain what the outcome will be. In the event of his execution, he writes, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all” (vs. 17). Like St. Ignatius, Paul is comparing his potential death to a sacrificial offering.  More exactly, it is a “drink offering,” “a libation.”  In his martyrdom, his blood would be poured out like an offering of wine or other liquid to…

Poured Out As an Offering (Tues. Oct. 20)

The word of the day is “poured.”  In today’s reading of Philippians 2:17-23, St. Paul returns to the thought of his impending trial. It is certain that he will have to appear in court.  It is uncertain what the outcome will be. In the event of his execution, he writes, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all” (vs. 17). Like St. Ignatius, Paul is comparing his potential death to a sacrificial offering.  More exactly, it is a “drink offering,” “a libation.”  In his martyrdom, his blood would be poured out like an offering of wine or other liquid to…