A Hurt and Hungry World

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Solemnity of Body and Blood of Christ  Corpus Christie — Cycle C

May 29, 2016

“Give them some food yourselves.” (LK 9:13)

A Hurt and Hungry World

For all believers who embody Corpus Christie, today is your special feast. Our God came to us in human flesh. Why? God came to earth to show us earthlings how to live a holy life as did our Maker. On this day God proclaims to us, “You are the Body of Christ now.”  I no longer walk the earth, you do. You must image me to a hurt and hungry world. You are my face, heart, eyes ears and feet. Take time this week to ask yourself, “How am I being the Body of Christ?”

Do my eyes search for the poor, lost and hungry souls? Someone said that “eyes are the windows of the soul.” A person sees what your look says about your true thoughts.

EYES are detectives. EYES can interpret. They observe. EYES can speak when they: roll, twinkle, shift, smile with compassion or turn away. You need not say a word. Eyes speak.

EARS are like radios. They can turn off or on. EARS are perceptive. One easily detects lack of interest, when a listener begins looking at a watch, or when they keep walking while you speak. Interrupting is another way of not really listening.

Am I even aware of how I turn off a speaker?

             FACES are dead give a ways. They smile or frown. They sneer and use the eyes as their companions. They show shame, surprise, disappointment and fear. The look on a face can make one admire or pity a person.

What do you say to yourself when you look into your mirror? What would God say?

            HANDS AND FEET are maids and servants. Hands touch and embrace. Hands give food, shelter and clothing. Hands can pick up something dropped. They can open different kinds of doors. Hands wipe away tears. Handshakes bind a promise. Hands can give a sign of peace to others.

When was the last time you used hands for service?

           FEET can walk for those who can’t because of old age or illness. Feet can dance. Feet can walk where you wish to go. Hopefully, to serve those in need or to evangelize or to follow Jesus, the Way.

Where have you been walking? Do you need to change directions?

Teresa of Avila’s Prayer

Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world. Yours are feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now but yours.”

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