I Believe – the Promise of the Eucharist

Father Bob’s Sunday homily…

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Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ A

You know what is important about this week? That’s right; just six more months until Christmas. Only 182 shopping days left. And this has a little more to do with this great feast of Corpus Christi than you think, for it is in the Christmas story that we have the first hint of the Eucharist.

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus is laid in a manger, a feeding trough for the animals. From the first moment of his life, Jesus was represented as food for us, food for all. Luke is indicating that his whole story of Jesus can be understood through the prism of his offering of himself as nourishment, as perfect gift.   I believe the story of Jesus Christ is the story of Eucharist, the giving of himself and the feeding of the world that is hungry for hope…

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