I’m looking for an quick, accurate, and simple explanation of the sacrifice of the Mass. If I was in an elevator with someone, and had 30 seconds to explain the sacrifice of the Mass in laymen terms, how would you describe it?
I’m not looking for an explanation of what a liturgy is, or the liturgy of the catechumen, but the liturgy of the Eucharist.
So far, I have:
“It’s the eternal high Priest (Jesus), re-presenting his body to God the father, in expiation for the sins of mankind. Those present at the Mass, have their offering united with the sacrifice of Christ, and have the effects of the cross applied to them.”
This accurate? How could it be better explained? Thank you.