Father Philip Writes...
“This is what I received from the Lord and in turn passed on to you…”
The feast of Corpus Christi is a day of thanksgiving for Holy Communion. When we celebrate the Mass Christ is present in a special way and we re-enact the death by which he saved us. One of the Gospels appointed for Corpus Christi (Luke 9 v 11-17) gives the feeding of the 5,000 a Eucharistic significance, for Luke uses the same words at the Last Supper and the Emmaus story: “Jesus took bread… blessed… broke… and gave.”
These words are not dead but living words to inspire and challenge us. Then we are nourished by food – the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus said,
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The heart symbolises God’s love which is free and cannot be forced – and by loving us so completely, God takes the risk that this love may not be received. God offers us the gifts of forgiveness and mercy, but for some mysterious reason we find it hard to receive, probably because we want to control our lives and hold on to the reins and put ourselves in the centre.
‘No Tengo Mas Que Darte’ … “I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO GIVE YOU.”
Jesus on the Cross gave us everything he had…. He, too had nothing more to give us.