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Christ & the Cup

Learn more about the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/p/Corpus_Christi.htm

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060715.cfm

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water. Follow him. Wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”‘ Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.” The disciples then went off, entered the city, and found it just as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover. While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 

When we take communion during Mass we are not taking a symbol of Christ, we are not just going through the motions mimicking what He did. We are taking the true Body and Blood of Christ, just as Jesus gave it to us. Do you believe in doing what He says or do you put your own interpretation on His words? Many interpret on their own and they twist His meaning. What about you? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your body and blood so that we may have eternal life. I pray that all will heed your words and come home to the truth. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord, Alleluia!

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