Holy Mass is a sacrifice. It is the greatest sacrifice ever offered.
What is a sacrifice? A sacrifice is a gift offered to God alone.
Men have almost always offered sacrifices to God. They do so to show that they owe everything to God. God made all things. He is the Lord of all.
The word victim is the name for the gift offered in sacrifice. The victim of sacrifice is offered to God by a priest. But the victim is also the gift of those present at the sacrifice. The victim of a sacrifice is destroyed in some way. This is done to show that it is offered to God.
The victim of a sacrifice is not only a gift. It is also a sign. It is a sign that those who are offering it are also offering themselves to God.
Sacrifice makes those holy who offer it.
Taken from The Kingdom of God series The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Ellamay Horan. I am not the Author merely the distributor. God Bless BJS!!