June 21, 2014

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (June 22, 2014)

John 6: 51-58

The Gift of Self

The gift of life Jesus gives to the world is the same divine life in the Father and the Son.  "Just as the living Father sent me, and I have life because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will have life because of me."

This gift of life comes to us through the Eucharist - the gift of Jesus on the cross.  He gives us himself to be our food of life, "The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."

As we receive this gift of divine life, we are called and empowered to give ourselves, even to the point of the cross, for the life of the world.

How am I doing that?

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