The Solemnity of the Precious Body and Blood of Christ

Holy Mass invites us to have an authentic, interior experience of the reality of God, who is really and fully present in His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Amazingly, it is during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that Christ Himself creates our parish community. Although this way of presenting the principle meaning of the Holy Eucharist is a challenge for us. Let us embrace it with awe and gratitude.


Indeed, we have been persuaded that we must be creative, we have been taught that Holy Mass is the expression and celebration of us being together, manifestation of our gifts and cultivation of our involvement. Sadly our Catholic culture promotes activism in the name of faith, far more than appreciation of Christ’s Real Presence and His redemptive service and action. Because of that, silence and adoration disappear. Very often in us there is a clash in the way we participate at Holy Mass. On the one hand we observe our tendency to exercise our gifts and potentiality can dominate at Holy Mass, on the other hand we are aware that Holy Mass is nothing else but Divine intervention of the One who took on Himself ourselves, became the Host, the Victim, and submitted Himself to the Father.



However, the Holy Mass in its nature invites us to be in the Loving Presence of the Lord. It is during Mass that we are in the deepest union with Him; It is during Mass when He allows us to be united with Him in His Crucifixion. The Flesh of Christ is our food for eternal life and expression of everything we have been ever given by Divine Revelation, as we become the dwelling place of the Most Holy Trinity.


Christ is risen and glorified in His Sacred Body. His Body is Life, Eternal Life for us. But even in Heaven He is the Slain Lamb, we share in His Passion and Death, to share also in His Life. This Life means contact with the Father: it is Divine Life within us, the Father and the Son. It means the Spirit who transforms us into Christ Himself, we become one with God.


Let us approach this majesty, and intimacy, with greatest reverence! Le us clean our souls from every stain of sin, and let us adore Him with all our being! With our whole heart, our whole mind, but also with our body: let us bow down, let us kneel, let us gaze lovingly with our eyes! We must let this Presence penetrate and transform our whole being into Love, by Divine Touch!


Fr Stan

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