June 23, 2019
Jul 8, 2019
If the Sharon Herald tomorrow morning had a front page story that said ‘Jesus Christ will appear at the borough building Tuesday at 12 Noon’ I think Sharpsville would be filled with people rushing down there to see the Lord. Maybe even more people than drive by to check out the new dairy queen.
And yet, as this Solemnity of Corpus Christi so desperately tries to remind us, we have the same thing right here day after day, week after week at this very Altar during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - and in this Tabernacle.
What we believe about the Eucharist - what is True with a capital T about the Eucharist - is that it is Jesus Christ. The same Jesus who was born in the manger - the same Jesus who fed the multitude, who cured the sick - the same Jesus who hung on the cross, who rose from the dead - the God of all creation comes to us right here, just as He promised.
Not in symbol. Not in story. But in fact. God doesn’t work in our lives with mere thoughts or mental exercises - God works in our lives in Sacraments, in meaty and messy and real ways in the midst of our brokenness. Jesus Christ comes to us here just as we need Him. The Bread of Life - in our very hands - the source and summit of everything we believe. Just as Jesus intended.
So let’s pay more attention to Him here. Let’s receive Him worthily and well. So that He might get us through this life with the taste of Heaven we encounter every time we receive Him. I know that I need that that more than I need Dairy Queen. God Help us all +