YOU AND GOD: ONE BODY

Feast of the Most Holy Body an Blood of Jesus.
Sunday, June 18, 2017.

God shares his life with you by making himself a man, so, by the Body and Blood of Jesus, you may receive the totality of God’s life and remain alive: “Just as . . . I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me” (John 6:57). Therefore, there is nothing in God that he does not give to you. And the life of God is filled with goodness, peace, unity, and equality; in him there is fullness of life.
He who participates in the Body and Blood of Christ lives in unity with God and with his fellow human beings. That is, he lives a truly human life and a life without end, just as God’s life is without end. “Whoever eats this bread will live forever” (John 6:58).
Therefore, you must remember that: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (John 6:53).
Our world, however, “eats and drinks foods” such as destruction, war, oppression, selfishness, lies, intolerance, chaos, dispossession, abuse, and indifference. This kind of “food” (or shall we say, poison?) is what leads to absence of life, and leads to death. We must not be misled by the false illusions of prosperity presented by the world. Because any prosperity not attained through the fostering of life for all, will not be sufficient to bring about true life: “Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died” (John 6:49).

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).