Last week, on Trinity Sunday, we celebrated God as a relationship and our invitation to be a part of that relationship. Today we celebrate a way we experience our participation in that relationship; The Eucharist. ~ No one sacrament displays the humility of God more. Our God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to live in relationship with us. Jesus promised to never leave us, and He fulfills that promise though the gift of the Holy Spirit and, in a unique way, His true presence in the Eucharist. This humble, simple piece of bread is transformed into the Body & Blood, Soul and Divinity of God so that we may always continue a physical relationship with Him. He is still with us. His life gives us life.
This mystical transformation brings us Christ’s true body, his true presence in the Eucharist. When we receive Him, we, the mystical body of Christ here on this earth, receive the grace, through the Holy Spirit, to become His true presence. We become a tabernacle. Not a tabernacle to hold this gift inside, but one that carries Christ out the doors of our church and into the world that longs to be in relationship with God.
Scripture Reference (Cycle C):
1st: Genesis 14:18-20
Response: Psalm 110
2nd: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26