“It is through that Sacred Humanity — and through the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself — that he will, at the last day, change these corruptible bodies of ours, make them like his own glorious Body and, through them, draw all things into the last City of their being. The world will be lifted, as it was always meant to be lifted, by the priestly love of man.

“What Christ has done is take our broken priesthood into his and make it strong again. We can, you see, take it with us. It will be precisely because we loved Jerusalem enough to bear it in our bones that its textures will ascend when we rise; it will be because our eyes have relished the earth that the color of its countries will compel our hearts forever. The bread and the pastry, the cheeses, the wine, and the songs go into the Supper of the Lamb because we do: It is our love that brings the City home.”

Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection (New York: Smithmark, 1969) 190.