June 19, 2019
This Sunday we reflect in a very special way on the Eucharist...
The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ... Corpus Christi.
As Abraham returns home he is met by the high priest and king of Salem, Melchizedek who meets and congratulates Abraham and makes an offering of bread and wine to God to show their thanks for the victory in the struggle.
Paul writes about the blessed Eucharist. We hear of an account to the early church of the Body and Blood of Christ given to them and to us today.
It was in the celebration at the Last Supper when the Lord instituted for all of us, throughout time, the Holy Eucharist as a way of feeding and caring for us.
Here we are given an account of Jesus feeding the 5000 people who were out in the middle of nowhere.
As evening approached the apostles encourage Jesus to dismiss the crowd so they can go home for food and shelter since they were in a very desolate place.
We can see that Jesus had great concern for the people by making sure that they had sustenance for their journey home.
When we find ourselves in that desolate place in our lives, there is always the Lord who is always present in the Holy Eucharist.
It is so easy in times of desperation, in times of feeling abandoned, in times of not dealing well with the cross-the struggles and the difficulties in our lives, not to turn to the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist where he awaits to strengthen us.
What are we waiting for?