The lord says, "it was my will that he should suffer, his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness". (Isaiah 53:10)
How wonderful to be reminded that our Father loves us so much that he gave his only Son & allowed him to suffer for the forgiveness of our sins. Not only that, Jesus continues to offer his body & blood through the Eucharist. It's a never ending self-giving Jesus constantly gives to us. How wonderful if we attend the mass not merely as an obligation but conscious & excited to receive him.
VERBUM DEI PRAYER BUDDIES