At every Mass we hear the words of Jesus, 'Do this in memory of me'. And that is precisely what we do when we gather to celebrate the Eucharist.
The breaking and eating of bread and the drinking from the cup (Covid restrictions aside) is such a simple profound action. Christ living and active through his Spirit feeds and nourishes us with his own body and blood broken for us and poured out for us on the cross. We remember and are made present with his sacrifice in the here and now.
As we give thanks for the gift of his body and blood today we renew our faith in the Eucharist that we become what we eat and drink, the very body and blood of Christ, poured out and broken for others, dispenses of the very presence and life of Christ. When we live and respond this way we fulfill what Christ said to his disciples when he fed the 5000, 'Give them something to eat yourselves.'
Listen to one of my earlier songs, 'Remember me' from 'Chants for Silence'. Scroll down to track track 6.
Blessings on your day.