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Weekly Paragraphs for the Holy Sacrament
By Austin Farrer
Dacre Press, Westminster

THERE is nothing, says the scripture, which can be compared with God.  It is not simply that he outweighs anything that is weighed against him, it is that nothing can be weighed against him; it is meaningless even to think it.  We can compare two of God's creatures, by asking which has more of God in it; if we compare any of his creatures with God, there is no common measure at all.  Yet we are always comparing God with trifles, and preferring them to him.  We consider whether we shall amuse ourselves, or pray to him; whether we shall obey his commands, or pursue our own game.  Jesus let nothing, not his own human existence, weigh against God, he sacrificed it.  We are here because Jesus has added us to his sacrifice.  By his grace we throw ourselves in, to testify that God is all.