One Bread. One Body

Post date: Jun 16, 2017 4:02:07 PM

18 June 2017 ( Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ )

[Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14b-16a] [1 Corinthians 10:16-17] [John 6:51-58]

“We, many though we are, are one body for we all partake of the one loaf”. We partake in the Eucharist together, yet how come it often feels we are “one body” with just a few? We remain selective in our regard for one another. Jesus is not a God to be admired from afar, He came down to our level, became one of us and then gave himself totally to us. “This is my body, given for you.” Is that not the greatest love of all? We go through each day trying to do our little bit, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, in our struggles as Moses asked, what was our intention? God brings us food unknown to many, one that brings everlasting life. What privilege! Each time we partake in Holy Communion, we have the opportunity to pledge ourselves anew, not only to Christ but to each other, to become a single people sharing one destiny. As St. Augustine said “Be a member of the body of Christ so that our Amen will be true.”