On this solemn feast day of the Body and Blood of Christ, we rejoice that Jesus did and does change bread into His body and wine into His blood (1 Cor 11:24-25). At the eucharist, Jesus takes our insignificant lives and multiplies them to change the world, as He multiplied the loaves and fish to feed the masses (Lk 9:16-17). At Mass, bread, wine, our lives, and our world are changed. Everything can be changed because after the Last Supper Jesus changed hate into love, sin into salvation, and death into life by His death and resurrection.
Because of Jesus' broken body and shed blood on Calvary, all can have their human nature changed and thereby conquer sin, slavery, self, Satan, and death. The eucharist is the constant sign that Jesus has changed life. He remains present to love us into accepting Him by faith and accepting a life changed by Him.
When we receive Holy Communion today on this feast of Corpus Christi, let's repent and allow Jesus to change anything in our lives displeasing to Him. If we are anything less than 100% committed to Jesus, let's change to a total commitment. Jesus will change us, as He changes bread into His body and wine into His blood.
|Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from June 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 29, 2009.