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what does the term offer it up mean? (maybe this is for Catholics)

I was reading on my facebook group(long list of Catholic jokes) it said

offer it up =quit b!tch!ng.

I don't get it (lol) maybe it isn't a joke?

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Asked by drink-lover at 7:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I am a catholic and sorry to say I've never heard the term before.

    Answer by BooBear666 at 8:06 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I'm not Catholic, but offering it up means give it to God and let it go.

    Answer by Precious333 at 8:15 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • It means to offer your suffering up to God as a sacrifice. It is a Catholic saying but I've heard other groups use it :-)

    Answer by NovemberLove at 8:15 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I heard it a lot - it is the idea that we should offer up our sufferings to God.

    Col. 1:24 - "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church" - Is there something lacking in Christ's sufferings? Of course not. But because Jesus loves us so much, He allows us to participate in His redemptive suffering by leaving room in His mystical body for our own suffering. Our suffering, united with our Lord's suffering, furthers the work of His redemption.

    Answer by eringobrough at 8:30 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Offer your cares up to Jesus. Give them to Him and let them go.

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 8:34 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I am Catholic and never heard this term.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:41 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I used to be Christian and when we said that we meant to give it to God so that he would take over a difficult problem, choice, or what have youif when did know what to do, give it to God. The joke it that you're giving up to God so I don't have to keep hearing you go on about it (aka quit b!tching :) LOL I think it's cute & funny.


    Answer by BubbaLuva at 9:22 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

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