An outstanding thought from Msgr. Michael Hardiman at St. Sebastian today on the Feast of Corpus Christi, where they have a procession through the streets of Woodside. I will paraphrase:
"We actually have this procession every week. When we receive the Eucharist we become what we receive and we walk out the doors into the streets of Woodside, bringing Christ into the lives of all those we meet! For WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST!"
Indeed! And to further Msgr's point...
If we become what we recieve, if we are truly changed by this moment, if we really take this change seriously, then what are we compelled to do with our lives? This "encounter" with Jesus is truly intimate and truly merits much reflection on our part. How are we changed by the fact that God chooses us, God feeds us with His very self?
How are we becoming the body of Christ in the world today? Or are we just going through the motions?
Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 3/26
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