The Body and Blood OF Jesus Year A
18th June 2017 by Fr.Philip Inch
' The Sacrament of Life ! '
There used to be a programme on
Channel 4 called “You are what you
My temptation today is to say go and watch it because that is the meaning of the Feast today. The title of that programme sums up so much of what we can say about this great feast we celebrate. You are what you eat.
As you come forward today to receive Holy Communion – you are what you eat.
We receive Holy Communion in order to be a holy communion. In other words the Church is first and foremost a WE not a ME! We are in communion with each other, we are here to care for one another, to minister to and to love one another.
And as we receive Holy Communion we receive the Body of Christ. We
are what we eat! We receive the Body of Christ in order to become the
Body of Christ. In other words as we come to Holy Communion we receive
the food and drink which strengthens us to be the hands and the feet of
God in our world today.
Pope Francis reminds us that Holy Communion is not a reward for being food, it is food for the journey. So this week we pray that we may know our need for God