We do not partake of the holy blood of the Christ in order to state that we are willing to suffer like Him, for this is a misunderstanding of his state upon the cross.
“My dear children, I am able to heal the sick, tend the poor, turn several loaves into 5,000 and change water into wine. Do you not think that therefore also, I was able to transcend the material pain of a few nails upon the cross? When you identify Me with yourself and ascribe to Me your own limited powers, you begin to believe that I suffered upon the cross. It did not hurt Me the way it would hurt you. I was strengthened not only by the angel of Gethsemane but by legions of thousands of angels and by my Father in heaven and it is through Him and in Him that I remained in a state of bliss upon the cross. So your idea that I require you to suffer for me is erroneous. I do not require your sacrifice, I require your mercy. I require you to accept my grace. My grace is your knowledge that your sins are forgiven and that I am able to heal any effects of what you see as your past sins.
When I said, take up your cross and follow Me, this is what I meant. Your cross is not my cross. Your cross is according to your own capacity. For example, pay your taxes honestly although you feel that the burden of the mortgage is great, and I will help you to find a better job. Or, do not commit adultery, remain faithful to your wife although you find that looking after the young children is difficult, and I will make your marriage full of beautiful moments. Or, report a bully at work, although you fear retribution, and the peace you feel will dissolve all fear. Defend a child you know is being abused, and you will experience my Light. “
The Christ Messiah is the anointed one, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit. His was a miraculous state of being, transcendent over the material plane where the physical body has its place. In the Celtic Christian tradition it is believed that He transcended pain upon the cross and that His heart exploded in a divine light which poured out upon the whole earth and all its people, and this is why the Celtic Cross has a circle around the heart.
When this happened, His blood itself was transformed into a pure, clean, clear liquid, full of the divine energy of love. The Magdalene tradition teaches that several drops of it were caught by Myriam of Magdala under the cross and preserved in the Holy Grail which was then taken to Glastonbury. Through her love and faith and patient work, the Eucharist became available to churches all over the Earth.
The blood of the Christ Messiah, who is the one anointed with God’s love, becomes in itself worthy of being an anointment bestowed upon us by grace. It is not that we are required to state that we will suffer. It is the opposite, that we are permitted to directly ingest grace and unconditional love. We are freely given the fruit of his victory, we are freely given the holy blood of divine love and light to uplift us and bring the peace born of forgiveness. May we always forgive ourselves and others.
Forgiveness is not condonement, it in fact liberates us to be more active in solving the problem. Forgiveness is not weakness, it is in fact an act of great strength of character. Forgiveness is not giving in to the sin, it is in fact transforming the sin into love as the light of grace falls upon the heart of even the murderer, whilst as the same time strongly protecting his victim.
The cross is not a place of suffering or a message to Christians that they must suffer like the Christ. The cross is a place of anointment, where the Holy Spirit filled Him and He transcended, becoming full of the power of love. When we partake of the Holy Eucharist, we are not partaking of pain and suffering. We are permitted to directly ingest the pure, clear, holy blood of life and love, that we might be uplifted by our Teacher and Friend, the Lord Jesus, Isha Natha, whose Name is the Amen, Immanuel, Aum, Aumen-el, and in this we are uplifted for all time to come.