I will draw all things to Myself.P so that I may kneel
John quotes The Lord - 50 12 31 Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
50 12 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.
It is so fascinating this I will draw all things to Myself.
It would seem that those who heard Jesus say this, wondered more about His being lifted up, then the remainder of His words which are really an incredible prophecy.
When I was first instructed about The Faith - and teachers of The Church seemed to confirm it - I felt that Holy Mass, being a re-presentation of Golgotha, brought The Sacrifice into our lives and into out times.
I now feel that it is the opposite:- that Holy Mass draws us back to Golgotha so that we become present at The Sacrifice and consequently, are lifted up and drawn into The Lord.
I feel that the words of the prayer Golgotha -
beside the Mother
at Golgotha P
- can actually be realised. That is to say that one is made capable of being placed in Christ's transcendent survey, and of obtaining a presence at Golgotha.P to join with the Mother,
And at Golgotha,
with the great Patriarch St. Joseph
and the glorious Archangel,
Raphael, Michael and Gabriel,
and all the Angels, Saints and Holy Souls
in their universal declaration:
we recognise, You;
we acknowledge You;
we appreciate You,
Son of Man, Son of God,
You for Whom only were we created. P
(From the prayer Golgotha.)P We pray for all of the Holy Souls
In this we observe that the whole heavenly Host is drawn unto Jesus on The Cross, because He draws all things to Himself, past, present, future, physical and spiritual.
And in the Prayer of the Signs of The Cross, are the words:-
in Purgatory and Limbo;
that, in Your Mercy,
through Your Mercy,
by Your Mercy,
each is placed
in the immediate embrace
of the Blessed Virgin
for presentation to her Divine Son
and thus to the most Holy Trinity. P
This means that Mary presents those Holy Souls to Jesus at Golgotha, through the power of His Infinite Merits, whereby both Mother and Son are consoled and strengthened in their incomprehensible agonies.and so being part of His Mystical Body,
When the Priest gives his blessing, he acts in the Person of Christ, and he makes the sign of The Cross over those he blesses. Again we perceive a definite connection with Jesus and with Golgotha and so, are we not drawn before Him and up to Him, where we receive His blessing?
Are we not urged by The Church to join our sufferings with those of Christ? So that we might share in His Resurrection? Are we not urged to do this to make up for those wanting of the sufferings of Christ?
P 58 1 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church. P (Paul to Collossians)
Christ's Body is His Church, says the Apostle Paul,
we are enabled
to enter with Him, into Eternal-life,
thereby sharing in His Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven.
And if we are to share His Resurrection; His entry into Divine Life, we are also to share in His Cross; His Sufferings.