Corpus Christi, Jesus, Rome discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Good morning Monsignor, happy feast of Corpus Christi. Beautiful feast. This morning I looked out, the sun was just peeking through Jesus. The son of God, and above it, the clouds were forming like a dog over the sun and then there was like God, the father, the creator of all this majesty and the magnificent colors. That particular moment, and the Trinity being adored from the rising of the sun to its setting, and in every parish and throughout the whole world, Jesus is being aware and honored and when we have asked today and our holy father has preceded us with the eucharist in Rome, and the celebration of the body and the blood of Christ, what a magnificent day and glory for us who are Catholics and who have the eucharist and this magnificent gift from the east to the west, this glory of God, that the priests are offering the bread and the wine and an unbroken lineage from Jesus at the last supper when he said take a knee. This is my body. Take a drink. This is my blood, and he gave that mandate to his apostles. Unbroken from that time, from apostle to the puzzle to bishops, to bishops, to priests all over the world, for these thousands of years, for these centuries, this sacrifice is being offered. And it is the same sacrifice as calvary. It is the celebration of his body and blood, the sacrifice of calvary, is being re presented is being re and acted is here celebrated in every altar. You know, false spirituality, all of us, not only protestants, but Catholics and orthodox who say I wish I was there when I could walk the road of calvary and see Jesus and be there on the hill of calvary. That's what the eucharist is. When you are at the eucharist at masts, when you are celebrating and you're in this when I now this morning celebrate the eucharist, this same sacrifice that Jesus had on calvary. In an unbloody sacrifice, here he is, take a knee, this is my body. Look at the host, take and drink. This is my blood. Look at the Chalice to come. Here before your very eyes is calvary. Here is Jesus on the cross. We are present, he looks at you and me from Calgary through the eucharist. Jesus in the mass is not something he is someone. He is the son of God. Offering himself up for the Salvation of the world. He is here in Omaha. He is here in your parish. He is here on this altar. This magnificent gift which he has given us. It is the most of blessed of all the sacraments. We call it the most blessed sacrament because it is the sacrifice and it is also a sacrament. When you receive the body and blood of Christ, this manna that he has given us from heaven. The body and blood of Christ, Corpus Christi in Latin means the body of Christ, song, Christian, the blood of Christ. Jesus body and blood is here offered on our altar. We don't wish a bread. This is Jesus when the bread, which he gave us, I will give you bread from heaven, says Jesus. And this bread is my body, this bread is my flesh for the life of the world. Read, chapter 6 in John gospel. Your father's 8 man in the desert. He told the Jews, and they died, but I am the living bread come down from heaven. I am the bread of life. I am the bread that the father is going to give you. And so this bread is Jesus. It is his flesh. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood will have life in him, and I will raise him up on the last day. My brothers and sisters, you who are my fellow Catholics, you actually eat the flesh of Jesus and drink his blood, our faith tells us. This is what we are doing. Eat my flesh, drink my blood. How close do I want to be with you? It's not cannibalism. It's love. The eucharist is the love first of God for me. The father saying to me, I want you this close to my son. I want you so united with my son. You are my daughter. You are my child. Take an eat his flesh and drink his blood, become one with him, as the father gazes at us, gathered at the eucharist today. He sees only one Jesus. When does that begin in the father's eyes? This is the.