Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – 14 June 2020
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a. Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. Sequence – Lauda Sion / Laud, O Zion. John 6:51-58.
Bread and Wine; Flesh and Blood. For a while – too long, it seems – most of us could not share in Holy Communion. Perhaps it is still so. We long to eat and drink because Jesus pledges that he will remain in those who do. But we believe that same Christ is present to us in other ways. When Scripture is read aloud, he speaks in our midst today. When two or three gather in his name, he is there, too. He is not distant from us.
- Let me make time each day to read and ponder one of the Sunday readings.
- Even if I cannot go to church, how will I still continue to pray?
- How will my longing for Eucharist and Communion urge me to help feed those needing daily bread?