In today’s Gospel reading from Luke 6, Jesus says, “Every tree is known by its fruit.” He then talks about building our house on a firm foundation. When Christ is not our foundation, our “house” is destined to fall.
In the first reading from 1 Corinthians 10, St. Paul speaks about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?”
As Catholics, we understand St. Paul to be speaking of the Eucharist. So the answer to each of his questions is a resounding YES! The cup IS a participation in the Blood of Christ. And the bread IS a participation in the Body of Christ. And just as St. Paul and the Corinthians participated in the Body and Blood, so do we nearly 2000 years later. Praise God!
Father, we thank you for the Body and Blood of Christ in the Blessed Eucharist. May we partake often, that we may live and serve you. Amen.
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