Reflect for a moment or two on what were the three best or most exciting things that happened to you in the past ten days.
Did anyone's list include the reception of the Eucharist?
Talking for myself, while I appreciate our coming together to worship and receive this marvelous mystery, the very presence of Jesus entering my very life, feeding me body and soul, I seldom rank it up there with other events in my daily life. We most often take this miracle of miracles for granted.
By receiving Jesus in the Eucharist, Jesus enters into every part of who we are. He nourishes and sustains us not only in our individual selves, but also that we might be the Body of Christ to one another and to the world. His command to 11Do this in memory of me" is expanded beyond the scope of this prayer time together. The 11this" he speaks of is the entire action of his life on earth: healing the sick, caring for the poor, welcoming the stranger, providing comfort to the ill, the sorrowful, the hurting, the neglected of the world.
On this feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, may we pause a moment to remember with gratitudeone of the best things to happen to us in the course of our week.
-Fr. Sas, June 7 Homily
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ