THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Solemnity
Also Read: Mass Readings for 06 June 2021
First Reading: Exodus 24: 3-8
The Contract of Faith
Then Moses took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do and we will be obedient.” (7)
We have made a pact with the Lord of our own free will; we ought to live by it. But do we? We first need to study the scriptures more to let his Word be revealed to us. The people of Israel, saw God speak to Moses on the mountain for forty days and nights. We must reach for the Bible given to us, to be able to see God Speak to us.
How do we see God Speak? – Only through Faith! We ask God to strengthen our Faith. Amen!
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116: 12-13, 15-16, 17-18
God is Faithful always, are we?
What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? (12)
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. (18)
The question at the beginning of the psalm is mystically answered in the last verse. Can we ever really return anything to the Lord? We can only offer to him what he has given us already! – The faith we have is his gift to us! Hence, the least that we ought to do then is to remain faithful to him always. Amen!
Second Reading: Hebrews 9: 11-15
Christ our High Priest and Sacrificial Lamb!
Paraphrasing Verses 11 and 12: Christ our High priest, entered the perfect tent made not by human hands, into the Holy Place once for all.
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God! (14)
The people of Moses’ time were promised the land and God created this pact with them there. (Ex 24:7) But after the first covenant, people transgressed against the Lord. (Hebrews 15) Then, Christ came to redeem us from this transgression. God himself went down to hell for our sake! He rose again to bring us back to life in him – life to the fullest.
If we truly desire to worship God in Spirit and in Truth, we ought to despise the dead works of the flesh. In dead works, a living God cannot be glorified! Or, even though we may accomplish some works of mercy, if our hearts and motives are not holy; then those works are as good as dead. We must always remember that we worship the Living God. Amen!
Gospel: Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26
The Blood of the New Convenant
He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many. (24)
Jesus Christ came to the Earth, lived and died among us; and before he died he established the New Covenant for us. We partake of this covenant at every Holy Eucharistic celebration. How blessed are we that the Lord has designed us to receive his mighty blessings through this Holy Sacrament!
I pray that the devotion to the Holy Eucharist is ever increased in God’s mercy. In these times, may all online services flourish under God’s powerful hand. Amen!
Praise you Abba Father, Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit Lord! We are healed, we are saved, we are sanctified by your precious blood! Amen!