What is the purpose of the Offertory during Mass? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Christopher Carstens to discuss how we can unite our hearts to God's during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:
- What is the Offertory?
- How do we prepare our hearts to offer them as a sacrifice to God?
- What is the common misconception of "sacrifice"?
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI describes sacrifice as the loving union of of our hearts with God.
- How does the reception of the Eucharist compare with the engagement of our hearts to God's at the Offertory as the pinnacle of active participation in the Mass?
- What is the connection between the Old Testament figures Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah and our participation in the sacrifice of the Mass?
- In a practical way, how can we engage more deeply in the Mass through the Offertory?