Those closest to the Cross
are more those most watered by the blood of Christ
Divine Blessings
Purify my soul, o Adorable Blood.
Bouasse Lebel
He has all those freed who, through fear of death,
throughout their whole lives to bondage were subjugated

At Passover in the Old Testament, the blood of the lamb was smeared on the door posts of the Hebrew people as the sign for the angel of death to passover their homes.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.

I found this interesting connection when looking up the word "Messiah"
in a Jewish web site Ancient Hebrew Word Meanings
This word comes from the root mashahh meaning "to smear" as in Jeremiah 22:14
where it is usually translated as 'painted'.
in the ancient world olive oil was ...used as a medicine as it is a disinfectant,
no shepherd was without a flask of olive oil which he
smeared on his sheep's injuries."