Sunday, May 29, 2016

Corpus Christi

As we celebrate today the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus, Abbot Damian began this morning's Mass with the following thoughts:

"On the eve of his Passion, the Lord Jesus took the bread in his hands and said, 'Take this, this is my body.' He then took the chalice and said, 'This is my blood.' The entire history of God's relationship with humanity is summed up in these words. These are not only the words of Jesus, they are an event in the history of the world and in each of our lives. This event is Mercy Incarnate. May we never hesitate to acknowledge our real need for this Mercy."

Lord Jesus, you give us your very self in the Holy Eucharist as the Bread of Heaven, containing in itself all sweetness and every blessing. May we grow more and more confident in your passionate desire to fill us with yourself.