Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 14, 2020
Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
In the beginning Man was created in the image of God’s love , when man lost his image of love , God reprinted his image through Ten Commandments in Mans heart , when Man manipulated the printing of Ten Commandments in his heart , God sent the second original image of love Jesus in to this World to show Man that God’s image is love. Jesus taught how to love and became a witness of God’s love on this Earth through his Sacrifice on the Cross. Jesus made new Covenant of God’s love to those who unite with him in love. This new Commandment was locked or consumed in the Body and Blood of Jesus. Jesus established a process to imprint the lost image of love by consuming the Body and Blood of Jesus in a Worldly sign or in remembrance and in action.
The Body and Blood of Jesus is not just a process or a sign or a Sacrament but a reality to get united to the real Body of Christ who is seated at the right of the Father in his real Body and Blood. When we get united in the Process of the imprinting of the God’s love by getting united with him , his Body and blood passes through our Body and Blood and we become his body and our body becomes his Body. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father in his glorified Victorious Body which rose from the dead and glorified or unified with the Holy-trinity when he was ascended in to Heaven. When we get united with Jesus we get united with him in his glorified and Victorious Body and Blood. The Glorified Body can not die again because it has already died and rose again and glorified with the Holy Trinity. In the glorified Body of Christ there are no perishing properties and death can prevail against it or it can not die again because it is divine Body.
When we unite with him in love by consuming his Body and Blood , the divine properties of his Body and blood transmit in to our Body and blood and we transform in to his image of love. This process is called Transubstantiation. Jesus formed his body and blood in remembrance and in action. After Jesus formed the Sacrament of Eucharist , he washed Disciples feet and started his Passion to Calvary, so the process of getting united is not a process of reflection of getting united with the Body and Blood of Christ in Sacrament or in sign but we must walk though this sign where it points out to love and die for our brothers and Sisters like Jesus.
Unfortunately the Church teaches and emphasizes only the first part and the main part where we get united in action is missing in our life. The Sacraments are Theories in our life which tell us what to do and how to go about in our lives but we must go through these signs and do what they tell us to do . If we live a theoretical life and forget to accomplish or imprint the love of God by loving or forgiving our Brothers and Sisters then our entire Sacramental life is a big waste of time. This is the reason many Sunday Christians can not experience the real Body and Blood of Christ in their life and remain a ritualistic Christians not united in the Body of Christ in action of love and service but mere wearing the mask of Christ.
Mother Theresa celebrated the Corpus Christi in the Morning for one hour in Mass and adoration but loved the poor and sick for next eight hours . We must get united with our Neighbor in love of God , when we get united with our Neighbor in love the love of God passes through them to us through their Body and Blood. This is the real meaning of love or Corpus Christi which Jesus accomplished in Calvary by shedding his Body and Blood. The Contemplative Christianity challenges us at every stage to love and forgive our Brothers and Sisters. The Body and Blood of Christ is in the Body and blood of every individual on this Earth, it is a mystery but true , when we love them we plug our vein to the Body of Christ and divine properties of love pass to us which are immortal and nonperishable.
This imprinting or transfusion of God’s love in our life is a continuous process because we live in a sinful World and our self draws us to the Evil , When we get involved in the process of this getting united to the body and Blood of Christ , we get transformed in to his likeness and the old man of Sin disappear and new Man in Christ is born in our inner self who gets united to the Body and Blood of Christ , this is the real meaning of Church. These kind of people are immortal , though they die in body but their inner self lives forever with Christ, Father and Holy-spirit. Some of them though die their body remain nonperishable for years because the divine Property of their Body supersedes the Natural Law .
Lord Jesus give me the real experience of your Body and Blood , give me the strength to love my Brother, Sister, Enemy and become an example of love in remembrance what you did on the Mount Calvary by giving your life to the Whole World. Amen.