Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, referred to as the feast of Corpus Christi. It is also Father’s Day, and it is also June 19th. Three things coming together in one day.
But as we listen to the scripture, I think what we see in the second reading from today is how Paul shares with the people, what has been handed down, what has been passed on from him to others to the community of faith. And it is the recollection of what took place. The Last Supper. Jesus, as part of that Passover meal that he was celebrating with his disciples.
Now he took the bread, blessed it and gave it.
“This is my body” and how he took the wine and gave it and said, “This is my blood.”
In a sense, beginning the tradition of the Eucharist right then and there.
And you might say, well, why? Why was he doing that? What was the implications with his action at that point?
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