Reflection from Fr. Taylor: June 18, 2017, Feast of Corpus Christi

Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14b-16a    1 Corinthians 10:16-17    John 6:52-58

As we celebrate The Feast Day of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Corpus Christi, perhaps the question is how do we actually become the Body and Blood of Christ so that we can feed others with His presence. And how does this great sacrament guide us in the journeys of life and in the valleys of life fulfilling our deepest thirst and feeding us with hope.

Indeed our Eucharist on Sunday is not an one hour event. It is where we get spiritually charged in order to carry out the many challenges in our lives all throughout the week. As we are fed with the Eucharist we are consistently moved to bring this life giving event to the lives of many others. It also reminds us of the physical hunger of others all around us, and recommits us to this journey in helping others.

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist can call us to be for our world what God was for those who went before us. A guide through the deserts of human lives, water of life for places that are dry, and the loving food of hope healing and forgiveness that Jesus gave so freely in His day, and invites us to do today.

As we celebrate the Eucharist we are asked to offer one another His love. We are asked to give them Hope, to give them the knowledge that the Lord welcomes and accepts everyone and satisfies the hunger of every heart. So the Eucharist is not a solitary event just between us and the Lord. It is truly between us and the Lord and all of humanity. We can be the light of the world and journey with those about us. Indeed the Holy Eucharist is the Lord’s gift to us, and we take that gift and put it to work in redeeming and saving the world because we answered to the call that He has given to us. May we continue to have this great faith and love in the Holy Eucharist.

 

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