Significance and symbolism of subsequent parts of the Holy Mass: transubstantiation

Transubstantiation is the precise time during which happens an authentic connection between Heaven and Earth. Heaven opens up together with a whole lot of graces, the greatest of which is the presence of God. The suffering Christ appears under the guise of bread and wine. The Passion of Christ enters now into its highest and most terrifying stage – the cross. Christ hanging on the cross, hidden within the Flesh and Blood, makes His atonement for every human soul. Like the snake in the desert, so Christ on the cross does the miracle of healing the entire mankind. As the Israelites had to look at the image of the exalted serpent, so Christians should look at Christ exalted on the cross for them. Invisible in the human way, yet truly present in the Eucharistic Bread, He is exalted for us by today’s Moses, by the priest who makes atonement for mankind. Christ on the cross wishes to be worshiped. He wishes for the sickness-stricken human eyes to turn towards Him, to regain the sight of the soul, the health of the spirit, and to be healed. Jesus does not suffer His utmost misery to be hidden.  No, he is suspended from the wood of the cross in His utmost misery, so we may look at Him. He wants the human eyes to send him adoration, staring with love at the One who allowed His Majesty to be humiliated and annihilated. Let us look with love, look at Him so we may obtain healing. People should count on this healing and love, love from the whole heart God in Man, in Christ crucified.  


Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 20-21