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God is love. God poured out his love in creating the universe.

But for God, that was not enough.

God so loved the world that God sent the Son.

But for God, that was not enough.

The Son so loved the world that he emptied himself and offered his life for the salvation of all.

But for God, that was not enough.

The Son gave his body and blood as bread and wine to his disciples.

But for God, that was not enough. The Son offers his body and blood daily as bread and wine to all who come to him, “That all may have life, and have it to the full.”

And for God, even that is not enough. During this week after celebrating the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, it would be good to remember that Christ’s living body is present in more than the Eucharist. WE are the body of Christ! Christ walks the earth in us, his people, to serve and heal and bring justice to the world.

St. Augustine tells us, “Believe what you see, see what you believe and become what you are: the Body of Christ.” …

“If you, therefore, are Christ’s body and members, it is your own mystery that is placed on the Lord’s Table! It is your own mystery that you are receiving! You are saying ‘Amen’ to what you are: your response is a personal signature, affirming your faith. When you hear ‘The body of Christ’, you reply ‘Amen.’ Be a member of Christ’s body, then, so that your “Amen” may ring true!”

— St. Augustine, Sermon 272

May we become what we receive.

Sister Elaine Berkopec