The whole world watched the wedding of Prince Henry of England and Meghan Markle, it seems! Their ceremony was filled with symbols — words said, rings exchanged, hands clasped and covered with a stole, and, of course, kisses. The symbols told us that we were watching a fundamental change taking place — from being single to being married. Today is the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. It is a feast about a fundamental change, a fundamental change that happened for the whole human race when Jesus used symbols of bread and wine to tell us that God is taking humanity into his own life. Because we don’t surround this fundamental change with all the excitement and pageantry of a royal wedding, maybe we take our weekly Eucharist for granted. Today’s feast invites us to pause and focus on that weekly transformative moment. Each week we, the body of Christ, are united with the Eucharistic Body of Christ in a covenant renewal more profound than any royal wedding!
– Blog entry by Sister Mary Garascia