This is the third of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi.
“But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
What does this mean? What are we asking?
First, let’s look at the definition of inebriate. When one thinks of inebriate one’s mind thinks “to be drunk, intoxicated”.
I looked it up and there is one other definition. Inebriate is a transitive verb meaning to exhilarate or stupefy as if by liquor. AS IF, not necessarily BY liquor. Exhilarate means extreme excitement. So when we are saying “Blood of Christ, inebriate me” we are asking Christ to fill us with his Life giving blood to the point of exhilaration! After all, without Blood, we cannot LIVE.
Jesus, I ask you to fill me with Your Love, Your Life so that I can show Your Light to the World.
Ann Marie is the wife of a retired 20 year Navy veteran and mother of seven blessings on Earth and one born into Heaven. Although not a bibliophile in the classic sense, AnnMarie loves to read, but passes on her books when she is finished so that others may enjoy them too. AnnMarie enjoys anything crafty, from crochet to sewing. When she is not working on a project, you can find her browsing her favorite fabric shop.