If you’ve ever been to the Easter Vigil Mass, you know the readings are much longer than normal.
The purpose is to reinforce the Truth that Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecies of a pending lamb to be slaughtered for the sake of mankind.
Genesis 22:2, God speaking to Abraham.
“Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.”
Interestingly, several translations of the Bible use the term “holocaust” in place of the more popular “burnt offering.”
Either way, the meaning is the same.
I remember as a young child, being a bit impatient with the length of the Easter Vigils that my parents brought me to.
I’m going to ask you to sit through something, diametrically opposed to the good news of Easter.
It’s an interview of a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman trying to explain, or rather, not answer truthfully, about the organizations position on a botched abortion and a child struggling to live.
You’ll be sixty seconds into this before you start squirming in your seat.
I guarantee it.
For the sake of knowing your enemy, please listen through to the end.
Christ was on the Cross three hours…you can stomach six minutes of torture.