Solemnity of the Most Body and Blood of Christ
We Catholics seem to be in constant need of reminders. That is why today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is so important for us. Just as the ancient Israelites needed Moses’ reminder concerning all that God had done for them, so, too, we need the reminders today’s festival issues. The proper entrance antiphon for today’s Mass sums it all up: “The Lord fed his people with the finest wheat and honey; their hunger was satisfied.”
The body and blood of Christ satisfy our deepest hunger. Our society tries to tell us that we should hunger for other things: wealth, power, the biggest and best of everything. Today the Church reminds us that our deepest hunger, union with God and one another, is satisfied here.
Name one way that the body and blood of Christ satisfies your own deep spiritual hunger.