Gift: Wisdom– With the gift of wisdom, we see God at work in our lives and in the world. For the wise person, the wonders of nature, historical events, and the ups and downs of our lives take on deeper meaning. The matters of judgment about the truth, and being able to see the image of God.
Reading: “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.” (John 6:51-53)
Observation: It is ok to have doubts about how I may fit in to the will of God and why he would be calling me. On this point, Jesus was very clear…In order to have life within me, I must be willing to accept that I am eating his flesh and drinking his blood when I receive communion. I am sure there will be some questions, but as we hear in the gospel reading for today’s Mass, there were doubts from the beginning of Jesus’ institution of the Eucharist. It is not easy to accept that he would leave us his flesh to eat and give us his blood to drink.
Personification: Faithfulness I will attempt to display the fruit of faithfulness today, by showing my belief in this gospel today by getting rid of any doubt that tries to creep in about this doctrine of our faith. It is my unworthy joy to receive the body and blood of Christ, the sinless one, into my sinful body in order that I may have life within me.
Prayer: Lord, change me into the person that you want me to be and allow me to take part in the transformation of others, by your grace and with your Word. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.
- Jesus our Passover Feast (newevangelizationm.wordpress.com)
- Are You a Man or A Mouse? A Reflection on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (adw.org)
- Pope: In the Eucharist the “cause” of communion with Jesus is humanity (onecatholicnews.wordpress.com)