Holy Mass – Mystery of the Passion of Christ: the cross did not change but people did

Thus, the cross of Jesus has not changed, but the circumstances in which Christ dies and the environment in which it is located, are different. People who have been redeemed by His Blood come under the cross, but they do not sympathize with Him at all. They come but not to thank Him and to show gratitude for the fact that He has accepted this terrible punishment, so it would not be poured on us. People come under the cross to unwittingly stand through the time of the agony of Christ and then disperse to their how so engaging activities. Every Holy Mass is a shock for Heaven and Earth. The suffering of Christ occurs to rescue and to reinvigorate the world, to fill up the granaries of the Church.  And no change occurs in the souls for whom Jesus suffers because they waste this grace, passively looking at the death of God, not comforting Him, not sympathizing, and not co-suffering with Him. People are like donkeys placed under the cross and they get as much as donkeys, for merits equivalent to the merits of donkeys. Jesus dies for man, and during this time man is unable to even show compassion and to say the simplest: ”thank you ”. Christ grasps the last breaths, his face becomes livid, and during that time women reflect about their creams, and men about their tools, which they will acquire or have acquired. Believe me, consumption has supplanted God and this process is very difficult to reverse.

Consumption has grown into the souls of men and even societies that are very poor live through consumption in their dreams; they are consumers in their daydreams despite extreme outward poverty. The modern world has led to this. When Jesus dies, we should thank Him for what He is suffering, so that we may not suffer. We should offer Him our lives because He has laid down His life for us.  And we should ask for the grace of a worthy participation in His Passion, so its fruits may lead us to Salvation. For the souls which experience the Holy Mass in such a way, Jesus joyfully proceeded to the Golgotha, precisely for these souls which will appreciate His Passion.

Translated from: Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 16-17 –