In today's first reading from Acts, Paul starts a dispute between the Pharisees and Saducees that turned so serious that Paul had to be extricated from the proceedings for fear that he might be torn to shreds. The final result would be Paul's final trip - to Rome.
We continue with Jesus' prayer to the Father from John 17 for our Gospel reading. The final passage in today's reading is this: Jesus said, "I made know to them your mane and I will make it known, that the love with which you love me may be in them and I in them."
Christ in us. There are many ways that we have Christ in us - through His words, keeping His commandments, in His love. But as Catholics, we believe we receive Christ, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist. We have Christ is us in a very special Sacramental, yet physical, way. That is why Mass is so important for us. And why we should never take this for granted.
Father, as Christ is in us, may we exude His love always, and be ever grateful for the gift of the Eucharist. Amen.