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Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Reflections for June 10, Sunday Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

My Reflections:
A young man asked his parents why they go to church to attend daily Mass. His parents told him that they attend Mass daily because they get to see Jesus in the altar and they receive Jesus and be one with Him during Holy Communion.  Then the son said, how come that when I go to Mass I don’t see Jesus I only see the priest in the altar and during Holy Communion I only see the wafer bread that is given to me by the priest. The father said, I think you’re lacking in faith and perhaps you’re not focused in the celebration of the Holy Mass that is why you don’t see Jesus who presides. 

Lack of faith and focus during Holy Mass is something that many of us have. That is why we don’t take Holy Mass seriously and that is why we are easily swayed to switch to evangelism and leave behind our Roman Catholic faith the moment somebody read to us selected bible passages.

If our faith in Jesus is strong and if our faith in the Holy Mass is rock solid we will not leave the church and we will take seriously the Holy Mass. Who presides in the celebration of the Holy Mass? It’s none other than Jesus! The same Jesus who took bread, blessed it, broke it, gave it to His apostles and said: “Take it this is my body.” The same Jesus who took a cup, gave thanks then gave the cup to His apostles after which they all drank from it (Mark 14:22-23).   It’s only through the eyes of our faith that we would be able to comprehend that it’s really Jesus who presides in every Mass.

Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. What is the relevance of this Solemnity to ourselves? It invites us to have faith in Jesus and in the Holy Mass, it invites us to believe and have faith that the bread and wine that we receive during Holy Communion becomes the transubstantiated Body and Blood of Jesus the moment it is consecrated by the priest.    

Let us believe and let us have a rock solid faith in the Body and Blood of Christ.

Do we believe and do we have a rock solid faith?   

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