Sunday, June 11, 2023
The readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ for Year A focus on the Eucharist. In the first reading (Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14B-16A) Moses reminds the Isrealites that God fed them in the desert by providing manna. The psalm (Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20) reminds us that ” with the best of wheat he fills you ” The second reading (1 Corintihians 10:16-17) explains that our sharing in the Eucharist makes us one. And in the gospel (John 6:51-58) Jesus explains that ” unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.” But many find his words too difficult and leave.
So the Blessed Sacrament is the focus for this feast day. We can focus on how it brings us together and gives us strength Here are some ideas for this weekend: