What does the altar means?

It is through the Altar that man expressed his faith and fidelity to God, it is a moment of communion. The Altar is the place to make an alliance, to demonstrate trust, to reach help, to consecrate something to God, that is, the relationship between man and God is made through the Altar, it is where everything is legitimated. Later, with the construction of the Tabernacle and the institution of the Law, the Altar also became a place of forgiveness, where sacrifices were offered for the remission of sins.


Today, the physical Altar, the high place in the church, is also a representation of the spiritual Altar. It is on this spiritual Altar that communion with God takes place, it is where our life is continually before the Almighty. And the life itself is the offering presented daily, the actions, the intentions, the thoughts, the words, the service, that is, everything you are and everything you do is an offering. The question is: What has been offered and how has it been offered? This is a question that everyone must ask.


God always wanted to relate to man, He appreciates the company of human beings. Unlike what they think, God is not distant and cold, on the contrary, what He really wants is to be part of our life, of our goals… However, He is our Holy, and therefore, he deserves nothing less than the best . Therefore, the way we live, what we sacrifice says a lot about what He represents to us. “beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Rm 12.1)

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