Sunday, May 29, 2016

On Becoming the Body of Christ

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This morning we heard a great homily about scarcity and abundance. We were given the important reminder that when we create a space for Christ to enter our lives, there is always enough for everyone at the table.

Are we willing to create that space?

Are we willing to risk the inner change that happens when we enter into the messiness of humanity?

Last night I read a great quote from C. Norman Kraus:

The drama of incarnation does not conclude with a final act that neatly wraps up the loose ends of the story and draws the curtain. Rather it ends with an open future for those involved.

And another from John Perkins:

If we are going to be the body of Christ, shouldn't we be like he was when he came in history? He didn't commute daily from heaven to earth to minister to us poor sinners. He didn't set up his own nice mission compound. No, the Bible says that "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14). That's how we were able to behold his glory, because he dwelt among us...

Let us walk in the holy presence.