The Church has given us living bread in place of the unleavened bread that Egypt had given. Mary has given us the bread of life in place of the bread of weariness that Even had given us. Abel was the lamb and offered up the lamb. Who ever heard of a lamb offering a lamb?
The Lamb of God ate the lamb. Who ever heard of a lamb eating a lamb? The Lamb of Truth ate the Passover lamb. The symbol was eaten by the truth.
All the symbols were waiting in the Holy of Holies for he who fulfills them all. The symbols saw the Lamb of Truth, opened the gates of the temple, and went to meet him. All the symbols entered into him and remained in him, and all of them spoke of him everywhere.
Ephrem the Syrian
Lent and Easter with the Early Church Fathers