Today we celebrate the Feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). It is a feast on which we give thanks to God for the gift of the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; … he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life … abides in me, and I in him.” –John 6:51,54,56
St. John Vianney (1786-1859), the patron saint of priests said this about the Holy Eucharist: “God would have given us something greater if he had had something greater than himself.” Yes the Holy Eucharist is Jesus, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. It is God’s gift of Himself to us. The Holy Eucharist shows us how much God loves us.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins. Since receiving this sacrament strengthens the bonds of charity between the communicant and Christ, it also reinforces the unity of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ.”