I am a little fed up typing the long and confusing title we give to this feast day in the current calendar. What was the familiar Corpus Christi has become the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord.
Now, most of the time, I very much support the dropping of Latin titles, as they just confuse people, but this newer description goes a step to far. In trying to be authentic to the Latin, the title grates a little and loses some of the mystery.
This feast is about our celebration of the living love of Jesus, available to us in the Eucharist, that allows us to have an inti- mate and personal relationship with God.
This feast is about a conversation with another living person, whose love for us feeds and strengthens us, who leads and guides us along life’s paths and gives us the freedom to be that same Christ for others. This is a genuine relationship of love for another.
So the long title really makes little sense. I don’t know about you, but I just couldn’t have a relationship with the body and blood of anyone.
We all need a little bit of mystery in our lives, it keeps us focused. The mystery here is about why this God should love us so much, not the fact that God does.
That’s what the conversation is about.
Just a thought!