Mistakes in the understanding of the Holy Mass and liturgical changes: loss of the sense of sacrifice

The offertory is also the time of the self-sacrifice of the faithful. Our own sacrifice should be joined with the sacrifice of Jesus. Offering everything to God and counting on His mercy. Christ said that whoever will give Him his life because of Him, will gain eternal life. A Christian today does not die in the arenas, ripped apart by wild animals, but dies every day through a life and death struggle with a world of evil that surrounds him everywhere. Therefore, at the time of the offertory, each man can offer to God his life, offer it every day and loose it every day for Christ, according to His Will, as He wants and when He wants. And yet, the willingness to accept martyrdom, if only it was just a martyrdom of the spirit, is accepted as if that sacrifice had taken place, even if at the end of ends it would not have happened, because a pure heart and a sincere intention are accepted by God; not blood and pain, but the desire to offer oneself and become blood and pain for Him out of love for Him. Therefore, we can offer our lives in sacrifice to God every day. And if it is done with a sincere intention, God accepts it as if we would have suffered martyrdom for Him every day. Our possibilities of offering ourselves in sacrifice to God and giving Him our life out of love for Him are endless for us.


Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 35