Jeremiah 31:31 contains the great prophecy that the Lord will one day place his law within our hearts. In the Old Testament, God’s law was written on stone and often appreciated as an imposition, a burden. But Jesus is the Law incarnate, the Torah made flesh. Therefore, when we eat his body and drink his blood, we take the law into our hearts, and thus we realize the prophecy of Jeremiah.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm – Psalm 51:3-15
Reading 2 – Hebrews 5:7-9
Gospel – John 12:20-33