It's Memorial Day weekend! Summer is just around the corner. Weather will be getting warmer and we will be planning out vacations. Throughout the year, we often think about the summer and look forward to it, especially during those cold winter months.
During the summer, we see the beauty of nature in many different ways; the green grass, a beautiful garden, the ocean water. As we appreciate nature in it's various forms, we recognize the many gifts of God.
Today in the Catholic Church, we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. This is a celebration of the body and blood of Christ, which brought us our salvation. As we prepare for summer and to see God's many gifts, today we celebrate God's greatest gift, the gift of eternal life.
At the Last Supper, before Jesus died for us, he turned the bread and wine into his body and blood. At that first Eucharist, the disciples were able to receive the body and blood of Christ. Today we can still receive Jesus in the Eucharist. We can receive the saving power of his love.
As summer begins, we will experience the beauty of nature. Let's be sure to recognize the many gifts of God. As we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, let's be sure to recognize God's greatest gift, the gift of eternal life.
Sincerely in Christ,