Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?
February 28, 2018
In today's gospel, Jesus asks his disciples a direct question, "Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?" They answer yes, probably not understanding the implications of their quick answer.
It is the chalice of his Own Blood, the Chalice of Blessing and the Spiritual Drink of eternal life, but it also a Chalice of Suffering, a Chalice of Self-Sacrifice and ultimately a Chalice of Martyrdom.
The Blood of Christ is not a super-food to save us from suffering, but an eternal medicine for everlasting life.