Thoughts on the Gospel for the Feast of Corpus Christi

What a remarkable feast day we celebrate this Sunday – the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.  In John’s gospel, we hear Jesus spell it out for us – leaving no doubt whatsoever:

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
 whoever eats this bread will live forever; 
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world.”

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
”How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 
Jesus said to them,
”Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
 you do not have life within you.”

Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper.  He gave us the gift of Himself – body, blood, soul and divinity.   He not only gave Himself totally for our redemption on the cross, but He continues to nourish us and strengthen us with His very body and blood.  It is how He has remained, really, truly, physically present with us for nearly 2,000 years.  That’s mind-boggling and totally awesome!

As Catholics, this is what we say that we believe.  If we truly believe it, do we prepare ourselves adequately to receive Him?  If we truly believe in the Real Presence, then why aren’t their lines to get into Catholic churches and adoration chapels everywhere?

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 14, 20 and 27. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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1 Response to Thoughts on the Gospel for the Feast of Corpus Christi

  1. maggie says:

    I always feel sad for non-Catholics who don’t have the comfort of the True Presence.

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