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Christ Lives In Us

posted Jun 21, 2014, 5:38 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Jun 21, 2014, 7:45 AM ]
The first reading shows that God who brought His people out of slavery in Egypt fed them manna when they were hungry in the wilderness and gave them water from the rock when they were thirsty. The second reading emphasizes that the broken bread and the cup of blessing at the Eucharist is a communion with the body and blood of Christ. We who partake of the one bread are united in one single body. Today’s gospel tells us that unlike the ancestors who ate the manna from heaven and have since died, anyone who eats the living bread that is Jesus and drinks His blood will have eternal life and will be raised up on the last day. Our loving Father has sent Jesus so that we can draw life from him, yet many reject this life by not believing in the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and by not partaking of Christ’s body and blood. At this feast of Corpus Christi, let us realize that when we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we turn into what we consume so that we may no longer live but that Christ lives in us.