Speak Lord: source of all blessing


The First reading at Mass today, as we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, anticipates Jesus the High Priest, blessing and salvation for the world. 

The Gospel of the day presents that ministry through the ‘fractal’ of the ‘Multiplication of the loaves and fishes’.

The first reading reaches back into the ancient story of Melchizedek, King and priest whose blessing of Abraham prefigures Christ and his blessing of us.

Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High. He pronounced this blessing: 
‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, creator of heaven and earth, 

and blessed be God Most High for handing over your enemies to you.’

And Abram gave him a tithe of everything. 

Genesis 14:18-20

  • What is blessing for you?
  • How do you receive it?
  • How do you share it?

Mosaic from site of the Multiplication of the loaves, Tabgha, Galilee. (c) 2013, Allen   Morris

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