Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Thoughts from Sunday

One might have to try hard not to give a good homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The readings gave one focus and that is the source and summit of the life of the Church.

The visiting priest this past Sunday gave us a wonderful sermon on the Real Presence. The following is a paraphrase of one marvelous point.

Is Christ not really present in our fellow man? Is He not really present in the Bible, the Word of God? Yes He is really present in many ways. Why then the Feast of Corpus Christi and the focus on the Real Presence? Because there is of our limited perception that we cannot see His presence without being more aware of our fellow man. And there is nothing so extraordinary about Joe Bloke that makes him someone we would genuflect too. Nor someone we would adore and worship nor honor with a procession.

Only in that singular presence when the Heavenly is made available to us on earth, only there do we know a presence so real that we can worship Him.

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