The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

There is a saying: “The Church makes the Eucharist, and the Eucharist makes the Church.”

In the Eucharistic celebration, we find Christ truly present in the consecrated bread and wine. We also find him in the assembly, the scriptures, and the preacher-presider—everything we do to “do this,” and in doing “this,” we become the Body of Christ. Our Eucharistic remembrance of Jesus is a living sacramental memory that transforms us, too. We receive Communion to live in communion with Christ and one another, to become the “real presence” of Christ in the world. We do what the disciples did: we feed those in need with the love and compassion with which Christ feeds us.

Today’s Readings: Gen 14:18–20; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4; 1 Cor 11:23–26; Lk 9:11b–17

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