Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Reflection for June 22, Sunday; Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) John 6:51-58

Gospel: John 6:51-58
Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever."
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Reflection:
How can we live forever? We have to eat what Jesus offers us today no other than HIS Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Where do we receive this selfless offering of Jesus? We receive HIM at Holy Mass during Holy Communion. Hard to believe that we would be sustained by the Body of Jesus yet this is true. If we always receive HIM with utmost reverence we will notice something different and life changing.

Our faith will increase, we will be lead by Jesus to people who will help us grow in faith and our eyes of faith will be opened to the rich resource available for us to grow in faith. However, before all of these life changing moments change us. We must receive HIM first at Holy Mass with deep reverence.   

We become what we eat and we are transformed by what we eat, for example if we regularly eat food that makes us fat we will surely be fat.  And the side effect of fatty foods is it will eventually bring us sickness.

In the same manner if we will regularly partake of the Body of Jesus it will not only transform and sustain us it will also cleanse us of anything that makes us sinful. This is the miracle of the Body of Christ that we reverently receive during Holy Communion.

However, do we receive the Body of Christ with reverence and do we pray to Jesus to heal and change us as we fall in line for Holy Communion?   

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