Before beginning your retreat, pause for a few moments and focus your attention on your breathing. Take several deep breaths. Be aware of God's loving presence within you.
But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God.
Jesus is the one whose sacrifice was the offering of his life for our sake. Until Jesus, the sacrifices offered by priests had no power to forgive sins. The sacrifice of Jesus freed us once and for all from the power of sin. Each celebration of the Eucharist makes present the passion, death, and Resurrection that brought redemption to the world. Through sharing in the Eucharist, we discover our way to God.
How might I experience Jesus' sacrifice as a current reality and not a past event?
How am I being called to offer my life for the sake of others?
(Speak to Jesus using this prayer or one of your own.)
Jesus, Savior, your great sacrifice has set me free from the power of sin. Help me to walk in the freedom of the children of God.