Corpus Christi

This week the readings are Genesis 14:18-20, Psalm 118, Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians 11:23-26, the sequence Lauda Sion, and Luke’s Gospel 9:11b-17.

The Body and Blood of Christ are the important part about this week. We talk about food, bread and wine and fish. More specifically it is about the sharing of food with one another. This is a distillation of our faith sharing a meal with someone Melchizedek and Abram did it, Jesus and the Apostles did the same as well as those five thousand in the Gospel. However it isn’t only food we share but ourselves as a life of faith isn’t one lived alone we need to engage with others. As Pope Francis highlighted in his Homily on the actual feast day, “Do this in remembrance of me” the words of Christ to his apostle at the Last Supper isn’t  just about the Eucharistic meal but about ourself as well. “Do this” is a simple command and we work throughout our lives to follow it.

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