Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
There are so many Bible passages that embrace why the body and blood of Christ was sacrificed for us, for our sins, and for our salvation. Today I am drawn to remember that we are also called to be the body of Christ—to live as Christ did. To finish what He started.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
And to be thankful for how much He loves all of His children—always has and always will.