[quote=anthony flavell]For those of you who are familiar with The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, you will know the opening prayer for each decade
I offer you the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.
How can we offer the Body and Blood of Christ? If God offered up the Body and Blood of Jesus for our sins, how is it that we can do the same, I thought that we could only accept Christ not offer him to God.
I’m totally confused
Can someone please explain this for me
What are we able to offer to God for the remission of our sins?
Of ourselves, nothing. However we can say to God, " I have nothing to offer to you but what you alone have provided in your great mercy: your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ." I believe that is the context for understanding what it means to say, “I offer you…”
You don’t feel worthy to make such an offering, do you? Good - you shouldn’t! You aren’t worthy except that by the Grace of God He has made it so! And so you are! Turn that feeing of unworthiness into praise of Thanksgiving for this incredible gift!