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The Body and Blood of Christ
June 3, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Indelicate Question

You walk up the aisle and receive what appears to be bread and wine, but which is really Christ’s Body and Blood. Why are you eating somebody’s body and drinking his blood? An indelicate question, but still, why?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Christ Still Has Human Flesh

Only Christ saves, admittedly. But where is the reality of Christ? Was the incarnation only a 33-year experiment, a one-shot incursion by God into human history?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

There is Power in the Blood

Anybody who does laundry can tell you that one of the hardest stains to get out is blood. Why would anybody think you could clean things with blood? The answer is that it depends on what you are trying to clean.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Source of Our Deepest Commitment

Jesus became “mediator of a new covenant” by shedding his own blood. We follow Jesus into this new covenant by offering ourselves up totally for the well-being of our brother and sister humans.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Service and Sharing

Is there any response to Christ’s love for us—which is beyond all comprehension
—other than awe-filled reverence and love? What could some other actions be?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda


My child

I know
it is
to love

I know
it is

to suffer

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