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Can You Drink This Chalice?

April 4, 2019

AMDG

Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee
with her sons,
adoring and asking something of him.
Who said to her: What wilt thou?
She saith to him: say that these my two sons may sit,
the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left,
in thy kingdom.
And Jesus answering, said: You know not what you ask.
Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink?
They say to him: We can.
He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink
~Matthew 20:0-23

My Father, if it be possible,
let this chalice pass from me.
Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
~Matthew 26:39

This is the chalice from which James and John unknowingly asked to drink–
the chalice of Jesus’ Passion.

“Can you drink the chalice from which I drink?”

This is the chalice presented to me at Mass,
filled with His Most Precious Blood.

Can I drink this chalice?!

“eat, O friends, and drink,
drink deeply of love.”
~Canticles of Canticles

Drink deeply,
reverently,
courageously,
the chalice of suffering love.

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