Prayer

Lord, at the end of my day will my actions give testimony to you? How will I behave, what words will I use, what information will I choose to hold to or pass on that will demonstrate my commitment to you?   Increase my faith so I can grasp the awesome truth of the gift of your Body and Blood.  Help me to face any difficulty with the assurance that you are with me, food for my yearning soul.

The Jesuit Prayer Team


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The Presence of the Eucharist in Our Every Day

Today’s feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (with its Latin name “Corpus Christi”) has its origin in 12th century Belgium.  The feast offered the opportunity to teach about the Eucharist, to help people understand the mystery of Jesus Christ wonderfully present — body and blood, soul and divinity – in bread broken and wine poured.  The Scripture readings from Exodus and Hebrews and Mark’s gospel remind us that all of us within the worldwide Christian family are united today in this gift of life which Jesus offers.  Together we celebrate our unity in the body of Jesus broken and his blood poured out in love for one another and for our world.

Three weeks ago on the feast of the Ascension, Jesus challenged us:  “Why do you stand here looking up?”  Get out there, get moving, roll up your sleeves in service to one another.  “And know that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”  Two weeks ago the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our homes and hearts renewed the energy of our faith and hope, and our commitment to loving service within the various worlds where God plants us. Today’s feast reminds us once again that the very life of Jesus sustains us for this journey of faith.  Jesus give us strength to make a difference all around our waiting world.

From a more practical perspective, think of it this way:  you and I see Eucharist in one another’s eyes;  we find Eucharist with others as we share her joy and listen to his pain.  You make Eucharist when you take another person’s part, when you stand for what is true, when you use leadership and influence to make right, to do justice, to forge peace.  You and I make Eucharist in the midst of a hectic day as we encounter someone who simply needs to talk … for the Body of Jesus is as ordinary as taking the time, as profound as sharing  sympathy, as holy as giving and receiving life and love.  This special feast day reminds us that embedded in every bit of our daily routine is the living and dying and rising of Jesus Christ. “Do this in memory of me!”  

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

 

 


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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there. So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.

While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it.He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/ ).

 


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Prayer

Lord, at the end of my day will my actions give testimony to you? How will I behave, what words will I use, what information will I choose to hold to or pass on that will demonstrate my commitment to you?   Increase my faith so I can grasp the awesome truth of the gift of your Body and Blood.  Help me to face any difficulty with the assurance that you are with me, food for my yearning soul.

The Jesuit Prayer Team


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The Presence of the Eucharist in Our Every Day

Today’s feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (with its Latin name “Corpus Christi”) has its origin in 12th century Belgium.  The feast offered the opportunity to teach about the Eucharist, to help people understand the mystery of Jesus Christ wonderfully present — body and blood, soul and divinity – in bread broken and wine poured.  The Scripture readings from Exodus and Hebrews and Mark’s gospel remind us that all of us within the worldwide Christian family are united today in this gift of life which Jesus offers.  Together we celebrate our unity in the body of Jesus broken and his blood poured out in love for one another and for our world.

Three weeks ago on the feast of the Ascension, Jesus challenged us:  “Why do you stand here looking up?”  Get out there, get moving, roll up your sleeves in service to one another.  “And know that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”  Two weeks ago the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our homes and hearts renewed the energy of our faith and hope, and our commitment to loving service within the various worlds where God plants us. Today’s feast reminds us once again that the very life of Jesus sustains us for this journey of faith.  Jesus give us strength to make a difference all around our waiting world.

From a more practical perspective, think of it this way:  you and I see Eucharist in one another’s eyes;  we find Eucharist with others as we share her joy and listen to his pain.  You make Eucharist when you take another person’s part, when you stand for what is true, when you use leadership and influence to make right, to do justice, to forge peace.  You and I make Eucharist in the midst of a hectic day as we encounter someone who simply needs to talk … for the Body of Jesus is as ordinary as taking the time, as profound as sharing  sympathy, as holy as giving and receiving life and love.  This special feast day reminds us that embedded in every bit of our daily routine is the living and dying and rising of Jesus Christ. “Do this in memory of me!”  

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

 

 


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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there. So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.

While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it.He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/ ).

 


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