July 2015: Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
July, the month of the Precious Blood of Jesus, reverences the Blood of Jesus Christ as the fountain of salvation. By it we are made clean from Original Sin and personal sins. Blood is the life source of every creature. The Incarnation-- when God became man-- came about because God wanted to share with us His life source. In His Passion and Death, He gave us His Body by the shedding of His Blood. According to St. John, in the Apocalypse, mankind regained His innocence by this act:
“These that are clothed in white robes, who are they?” The Lord answers: “These are they that have washed their robes, and have made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.”
The Precious Blood of Christ is part of the on-going healing of every soul; Christ asks us to enter into full Communion with Him. We do this in the Eucharist when we follow Jesus' command:
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." more...