Sunday 3 June 2018

About Today Readings

Week I Psalter. The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

Exodus 24:3-8. Psalm 115(116):12-13, 15-18. Hebrews 9:11-15. Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.

I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord—Psalm 115(116):12-13, 15-18.

‘All the words the Lord has spoken we will carry out!’

As Jesus’ life enters its final stages, he gathers his friends. When he celebrates Passover with them, he takes bread, blesses it, breaks it and says ‘Take it, this is my body.’

Jesus’ body is broken for us both in the Last Supper and in the Crucifixion. This doubling creates for us a sure affirmation of Christ’s personal love for us.

Today’s feast is a reminder of the gift of Christ’s body present with us in the Eucharist. This helps make Christ more and more present through us in the church and in the world.

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