"In the Epistle of today's Mass, Jeremias (11, 18-20) speaks to us as the suffering Saviour; "I was as a meek lamb that is carried to be a victim." This sentence expresses the attitude of Jesus toward the bitterness of His Passion. He knew every one of His sufferings in all their most concrete particulars; His heart had undergone them by anticipation, and the thought of them never left Him for an instant during the course of His life on earth. If the Passion, in its historical reality, took place less than twenty-four hours, in its spiritual reality it spanned His entire life…" <a Divine Intimacy