Taste and See: Communion – lives connected

The Second reading at Mass yesterday, Corpus Christi, describes – and itself contributes to communion.

Paul has received and shares; Jesus has received and shares – an action of his own which embraces God and us. And now? Have we learnt the dance? Can we continue what has been thus begun?

This is what I received from the Lord, and in turn passed on to you: that on the same night that he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this as a memorial of me.’ In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’ Until the Lord comes, therefore, every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming his death.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

In the Eucharist life leads to death which leads to life and eternal glory – not as inevitable cycle, but as expression of the truth that God is love, and the intent of Creation that we and all should live that communion of love. Now. Always. Everywhere.

  • How are you drawn into the communion of love present in Eucharist?
  • What is eucharistic in your life today? What of Sunday expresses itself in your Monday?

Screen depicting the Last Supper – behind which can be seen a relic of the table of the Last Super. St John Lateran. Rome. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.


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