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Our Lord came into the world to offer it a way out of sin. The whole purpose of His advent was to rectify what mankind had done, (from the first sin of Adam down to each sin we commit) He did so in a manner that we see in foretold in the Old Testament… Sacrifice to God, but in this case a perfect sacrifice. All grace comes from that one act of Christ Jesus on the Cross. As Jesus was God, the actions on the cross ripple across time, something like when we toss a pebble into a lake. It is by this action, His application of the graces of the cross outside of the constraints of time that make the sacrifices of old capable of forgiving sin in the Old Testament, it is also the reason our Lady could be cleansed of any stain of sin from the moment of her conception in the womb of St. Anne. For us today Christ gives us the grace of standing at the foot of the Cross when we assist at Mass. Being God, Jesus can and does suspend time for us, and allows us to come before Him as He preforms His greatest work, at Mass we are mystically transported to the Foot of the Cross, at the same time we are in His presence as the Ressurected and Transfigured Christ who has conquered death, Eternal God and True Man. We participate here on Earth in the Heavenly Worship of God described to us in the Apocalypse of St. John, and we see the fulfillment of the Prophet when he foretold, “From the Rising of the Sun to the Going-down there of, a Perfect Sacrifice will be offered.” For us in an unbloody manner, our Lord who can not be killed over again, not only reminds us of His actions, but calls us to stand beside Him as the graces of His action unfold for us. Too often we forget that that is a time when we can come to him contrite for our sins, petition Him for our needs, and most of all Adore Him who did not abandon us to our sin, but came to correct our waywardness and restore to us supernatural life, so we could spend eternity with Him.