Corpus Christi – For 12 weeks we could only be together virtually. Now we can be together in flesh and blood. God desires to be with you in the flesh, so he created the Eucharist. Don’t just take Communion; enter into Communion with the God who loves you.
Holy Thursday – Many Catholics see the Eucharist as basically the only presence of God in the world. This is not true. All of creation is a sacrament. Human beings especially reveal and embody God’s love. Ask Jesus to open your eyes to God’s love!
Assumption – King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem. When Jesus has defeated the enemies Sin and Death, and is seated on the Throne, he welcomes the new Ark into the Hoy City, the new Jerusalem. You too receive the Bread of Life; you too are an ark.
Corpus Christi – The one Priesthood of Jesus Christ continues in the royal priesthood of all the Baptized. God so wants you to be holy that he then calls men offer bread and wine and nourish the faithful with the Body and Blood of Christ.
Easter 4 – A mother says to her child: “Take, eat, this is my body; take, drink, this is my blood.” Motherhood gives us a glimpse of the Good Shepherd. Every Christian vocation feeds on God and leads others to God.
Easter 3 – Through the hands of priests, Jesus feeds us with Himself. He does this so we can be full of true life. You should be so full of Jesus that He’s coming out of your mouth! Ask Mother Mary to help you receive, nurture, and share God’s life.
Holy Thursday – The Passover lamb was slaughtered and eaten to save the Israelites. Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed; come to the feast! Take, eat, and enter into Communion with Him. Then go and wash the feet of others.
Christmas – We left the Garden of Eden and wandered in the cold and darkness, until the cave of Bethlehem brought us back to God’s love. Welcome the Christ child into your hearts and homes. Let light and love fill you and transform you.
Ordinary 21 – Jesus shows that true manhood is laying down your life for others. Christ loves us whole-heartedly. He gives His body and blood so that we can become one flesh with Him. Are you content with your half-hearted love for Jesus?
Ordinary 20 – I read Bishop Ricken’s letter on recent scandals. Then I share my own thoughts about how this is our problem, and what we can do about it. We are grateful that Jesus feeds us with love and mercy so we can journey through evil days.