Wednesday of Holy Week

Today’s readings

The time draws near. Everything is in place. Jesus celebrates the Passover one last time with his disciples, and in the course of it, gives them his own Body and Blood as an everlasting remembrance of him, a sacramental offering that will draw people to Christ until the end of time. Today is the last full day of Lent. Tomorrow we will enter the Paschal Triduum, that great three-day day that gives thanks for the Lord’s Body and Blood poured out for us, that remembers his Passion and death, and that keeps vigil for his resurrection. This day will bring untold activity for all of us, I know that. But as the day ends, I invite you all, along with me, to take time to quiet ourselves to give thanks, and to remember, and to keep vigil. The time draws near.