Meditation – 3rd June 2018

The Deep End – Corpus Christi
On the feast of Corpus Christi we celebrate the gift of
the Eucharist. It was one of the last actions of Jesus to
give us this nourishment for our life journey, to
remember him and to help us live out his teachings in
our daily lives.
As Christ’s followers we are all called to change from
within so that we can be part of the building of a
kingdom of love, justice and peace in this world, so
that we ourselves are transformed in some way. The
Eucharist, as Pope Francis says, ‘is not a prize for the
perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for
the weak’. It is a call for all of us to grow and to
share with one another Christ’s message of love and
peace. The Eucharist sustains us on this Christian path
and brings us together as sisters and brothers travelling
together on this journey of faith. We should leave this
table changed by the encounter, a little lighter, a little
more hopeful and joyful, a little stronger. In a movie I
saw recently there was a line which said ‘the world
will only change as we change’. The Eucharist invites
us to this transformation. Because ‘in the Eucharist
the whole cosmos gives thanks to God… it is itself an
act of cosmic love… The Eucharist joins heaven and
earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation’ (Pope
Francis, Laudato Si’)
Jane Mellett