This is my Body

The Sunday readings over the last few weeks have focused on the Bread of Life.

Exodus 16:2-4; God tells Moses, “I will now rain down bread from heaven for you.”

2 Kings 4:42-44; Elisha uses twenty barley loaves to feed hundreds of people, and has food leftover.

John 6:1-14; Jesus feeds a crowd with five loaves and two fish, and twelve wicker baskets are needed to gather the fragments.

And today’s Gospel reminds us that Christ is not filling our stomachs.

John 6:41-51.

‘I am the bread of life…..this is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a man may eat it and not die. I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’

The single most important part of Mass is the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Do this in memory of me.

How many times have I routinely followed the Liturgies and not truly felt the weight of what we are remembering, what Christ has done for us?

This inspirational video (h/t Lisa Hendey Faith & Family Live!) very powerfully connects you visually with the Liturgy of the Eucharist.


Shelly Henley Kelly