Communion Meditation — The Disinfectant Power of Jesus’ Blood

Lauren carried Lysol in her purse to use in the computer lab at school.  During cold and flu season she would liberally spray the computer keyboard to disinfect it.


Knowing Lauren believed in the power of her disinfectant I would inquire if she came to school armed with her defense.  She would answer Yes.  Playfully I would ask if we should order a case of the disinfectant to have on hand at school.  “Whatever it takes,” she would reply.  She was not deterred.  She depended on the power of her disinfectant to defend her health.


The writer of Hebrews believed in the potency of a spiritual disinfectant.  Listen to the words of Hebrews 9:12 – 14: 

[Jesus] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves, but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.  The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.  How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our conscience from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.


Yes, the writer of Hebrews believed Jesus’ blood was the most potent disinfectant available against the pollution of sin.  How about you.  Do you defend your spiritual health with the power of the blood of Christ?


Today we are invited to the Lord’s table to participate in the sacrifice of Jesus’s body and blood.  Come, and receive what Jesus has offered for us.   



The New Adam//
photo: “The New Adam” by Fr Lawrence Lew O.P. on


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