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June 11, 2009
SOLEMNITY OF BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST


He handed to them


     During the Holy Mass Jesus takes the bread, hands it to you and says: “Take it.  This is my Body.  I love you”.  Then He takes the Cup, hands it to you and says: “Take it.  This is my Blood.  I love you”.
 This is what He says to each and every one of us, personally.

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June 11, 2009
SOLEMNITY OF BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Procession


I

I want to have Passover in your house

     It was Passover.  Every Israeli celebrating Passover today, feels just like his great-great-grandfather did, when he was brought forth out of the land of Egypt. 
     Eucharist is a Passion of New Testament.  Every Christian participating in it feels endowed with Jesus’ love.  Just like the apostles who celebrated the Last Supper with Him did.

II

I feel compassion for these people

     When the disciples turned to Jesus asking what to do about the hungry crowd, Jesus answered them: You yourselves must give them food.
     We are also the addressees of these words.  A Christian has an obligation to give food to the hungry.


III

They recognized Him


     Why didn’t Cleophas and his companion recognize Jesus earlier?  He did walk with them for few hours, didn’t He?  Was His face changed?  Was His voice different?  He was the same, the same one.
     Why did they recognize Him in the breaking of the bread?  Yet they were not with Him during the Last Supper.


IV

So that they may be one

     Many times Jesus demands that we may be one.
     But how can we become one, if everyone of us is different? 
     And yet we can; through mutual tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.  We are supposed to become one; in the family, in the convent, at school, at work, in the nation, in the world.