Thursday, July 05, 2007

Isaac: "Where is the lamb?"/John: "Behold the Lamb of God!"

Of course one can see the name of Jesus on every page of the Old Testament and today's First Reading (from Genesis 22) is certainly no exception.

Picture young Isaac carrying the wood on his shoulders as he, without knowing it, is evidently about to be sacrificed, proving the incredible faith of our father in faith, Abraham.

It took thousands of years for little Isaac's question to be fully answered, although his father answered it well enough: "God will provide the lamb for the sacrifice."

Ecce Agnus Dei.