Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunday Gospel Message - Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

This is the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of
Christ (Corpus Christi). When Jesus foretold that He would
give us His Body as food and His Blood as drink, there was no
doubt what He meant. Some complained and said that this
teaching was too much for them and they left Jesus. Jesus did
not water down this teaching. Those who stayed with Him
accepted His teaching even though they did not fully
understand how it would take place. They trusted in the word
of Jesus and it brought them life. At the Last Supper, Jesus
fulfilled that prophecy of giving Himself in the Eucharist.
Jesus invites us to sit at table with Him. At this table,
He gives us His word to nourish our minds and He gives us
Himself to nourish our souls. He invites us to come to Him
either sacramentally in Holy Communion or, if for whatever
reason we cannot, then spiritually by our great desire to be one
with Him. Jesus also wanted to be with us for adoration and so
He is present in all the tabernacles throughout the world.
It is from the altar that Jesus becomes present in His
word and sacrament. It is the altar of sacrifice that makes Jesus
real and present to us, His brothers and sisters.
Jesus fed the crowd with five loaves and two fish. He
now feeds us with His word and sacrament.
used with permission - Msgr. Bob Lawrence

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