You must remove the old yeast of sin so that you will be entirely pure… For our Passover Festival is ready, now that Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
Let us celebrate our Passover, then, not with bread having the old yeast of sin and wickedness, but with the bread that has no yeast, the bread of purity and truth.
– 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Jesus Christ, our Passover, our paschal lamb, “has been sacrificed”. The paschal lamb of the Jewish Passover Festival, was a prophetic symbol, a promise, of the True Lamb that was still to come: Jesus Christ. Our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross has an everlasting value, and it is renewed every time Mass is said…in remembrance of Him.
We Christians truly celebrate Christ, when we ”remove the old yeast” (which symbolises our impurity and sinfulness) and replace it with “purity and truth.”
“Christians, what wonders have you not received from God? For your sakes, Jesus Christ has become man; He has freed you from eternal damnation, to call you to take possession of His Kingdom. With this thought in mind, how can you not be in continuous festival right through your life on earth?
Poverty, sickness or the persecution which oppresses us – these should not discourage us: this present life, the Apostle tells us, is a life of rejoicing.” – St John Chrysostom
“Christ is the True Lamb who took away the sins of the world; by dying He destroyed our death; by rising He restored our life.” – The “Roman Missal” – first Easter Preface.
Cleanse and purify me, my Saviour,
and help me only seek the bread of purity and truth.
Lord, I want to rejoice in You!