I was listing to Catholic Radio a few months ago and heard a beautiful analogy discussing the “Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.” It was fantastic!! … but now I’m having trouble finding its origin … I wanted to read more about it, but can’t find much. If someone can point me in the right direction, I would be GREATLY appreciative!
Here is the gist:
Jesus, as the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world, dates back to the Jewish sacrifice that is celebrated during Yom Kippur. In the Old Testament, the Jewish people were told to find a lamb. They would take this lamb and place sticks on its back - the sticks symbolizing their sins. They would then send the lamb out into the wilderness to die - a sacrifice taking away their sins. Jesus then became this lamb for us … our sticks are the cross in which He was crucified - taking away our sins.
If anyone has the Biblical reference, Yom Kippur description, or Catholic teaching on this, I would LOVE to have more info.
Thank you very much!!!