Sunday Gospel Warm-up

June 8, 2023

A Divine Presence and Love

June 11, John 6:51-58

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This is Corpus Christi Sunday or better the Body and Blood of Christ. These past Sundays, we’ve celebrated important feast days focusing us toward the belief in God’s living presence. Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity all carry the subtle message that the Spirit of the risen Christ is with us. This feast, the Body and Blood of Christ, likewise is meant to bolster our belief that in the Eucharist, in the elements of bread and wine, Jesus is truly present.

It’s easy to fall into religious routine and lose sight of our main purpose when we gather for Mass. But in receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, we are affirming that God is powerfully present in our lives and that, in our receiving, we become part of that living presence. The challenge is, can we in faith then, love as Jesus loved exemplified by the Cross.