Today the Church celebrates the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi. All of the readings today point to the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. The Gospel reading from John 6 is particularly poignant.
I’ve read statistics that say that 65-75% of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I so hope that that is inaccurate. Many say that it is symbolic. I want to encourage you to study authentic Catholic teaching on the Eucharist. As Catholics, we believe that Jesus said what He meant and meant what He said. The Biblical evidence is incontrovertible. On this Feast of Corpus Christi, let us thank God that Jesus gave us the way to eat His Body and drink His Blood throughout all time.
Father, we thank you for the gift of the Eucharist. Strengthen our belief in the Body and Blood of Christ. Amen.