Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I will not reject anyone who comes to me

Of the changes to the English translation of Mass coming, among the most surprising may be the change of the text for the consecration of the wine "for you and for all" will become "for you and for many."
The reality is that the Latin has not changed. It was always "pro multis." Some mistakenly will see in this a sense of Jesus not dying for all, or the church rejecting some. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality it is an acknowledgement of free will. While Christ rejects noone, but there are those who can and will reject God. Our relationship with God is one of love and love can never be forced. It must be freely given and accepted.
Christ died for the salvation of all and we
pray that all will accept that gift.