Sunday 23 June 2019

About Today Readings

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST.
Genesis 14:18-20. Psalm 109(110):1-4. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Luke 9:11-17.
. You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek – Psalm 109(110):1-4.
‘All ate and were filled.’

Luke tells us about a huge crowd who stayed with Jesus all day. When they grew tired Jesus saw their need and miraculously provided more than enough food for all of them. Since then Jesus has continued to feed and satisfy his hungry followers. He is eager to show his love and care for us, and he does it by giving us his body and blood.

Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest church fathers to write about the Eucharist, called it ‘the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live forever in Jesus Christ.’ Lord Jesus, thank you for feeding and strengthening me with your body and blood. Help me to embody your generosity in my encounters with others. Inspire my words and deeds so that I may nourish those around me.

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