Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Body of Christ (Amen!)

The Body of Christ. Amen.
The Body of Christ. Amen. This is Jesus Christ in the fulness of His Divinity and Humanity. Amen! I believe.
The Body of Christ. AmenThis is who I am. "You become what you receive" (St Augustine). Amen! I will accept the challenge to be Christ for others!
The Body of Christ. Amen. This is the Whole Christ: Christ in His Body, in His brothers and sisters, especially in the poor and suffering. AmenI will open my heart to Christ in His many disguises!
The Body of Christ: the sacrament of unity and Christ-like love, a call to forgiveness and unity, the challenge to become, like Jesus, a servant with basin and towel. Amen!

The Second Vatican Council affirms the traditional Catholic understanding of the Mystery of the Eucharist in these beautiful words:

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us."
(Sacrosanctum Concilium, article 47)

Behold The Lamb of God!
Ecce Agnus Dei!

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