Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ…June 3, 2018 by Sr Barbara Markey ND
(Mark 14:12-16, 22-26)
Jesus knew what it was to be truly human. Because of this, we know in faith that the gift of Eucharist was intended to help us know that God makes a home in our body, heart and soul. The food and drink we take literally keeps us living, so the bread and wine we take in Eucharist reminds us that we are alive in God.
Jesus was body and blood. He knew pain and joy, knew acceptance and complete denunciation. Eucharist is food for life for those with faith in Christ Jesus and allows us to come back to this holy nutrition in order to continue on our journey. This unexplainable food, to which we are continually invited, gives us hope and allows us to continue trusting that God is always with us and for us. We don’t have to earn this food. We seek to be faithful, but we know that God is faithful to us even if we are not faithful to him. The body and blood of Christ is there for us as we seek to return to him.
As we celebrate the feast of Eucharist, let us know that Jesus was human and that he gave us this gift of his body and blood in order nourish us with his life and love.