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Key Takeaway In This Sunday’s (June 7, 2015) Gospel:

The Lord’s Supper – Mark 14:12- 16, 22-26

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to his disciples. Take this; this is my body…this is my blood”

We are what we eat. To be physically fit and healthy we need to eat good food that will have positive influence on the state of our physical and mental health. We will not consider sending out our kids to school without letting them eat the appropriate food. We will not go to any type of battle if our stomach is not filled with the nutrients that will fortify us. It we eat bad food the effect can be equally bad. Garbage in, garbage out.

We need bodily food for bodily strength, as much as we need spiritual food for spiritual strength. The words of the Bible, as well as the bread and wine turned into the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, are our spiritual food — the basics that sustain the divine side of our lives.

This Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi — Latin for Body of Christ — the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist.

Going to mass will not be complete if we do not eat of His Flesh and drink of His Blood. Partaking of the Eucharist — a unique precept in our Catholic belief — gives us the distinct opportunity to authentically remember the suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord and likewise afford us the grace — the mystical nourishment that will serve as ammunition for our spiritual battles.

The Eucharist is also the mystery of our faith and our unassailable commitment to see Christ in everyone, considering that we are all the dwelling places of the Lord. He lives in all of us so we must treat each other with the kind of love, honor and respect that we with give to our Lord.

OUR PRAYER:

O Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for giving us Your precious Body and Blood to be our meat, bread and drink. Grant that through our frequent meet up with You in the Holy Eucharist, we may be strengthened in mind and body to do Your holy will. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us. Amen.

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