“Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world…”
If you are a regular Mass-goer, the words above should sound familiar to you. At the beginning of the Communion Rite, the priest elevates the host and the chalice and says, “Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.” Those words are not just a random part of the ritual, rather they hold deep meaning.
Lamb of God… Supper of the Lamb… Taking away the sins of the world… What does all of this mean?