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18th June 2017 - Corpus Christi

posted 16 Jun 2017, 12:44 by Veronica Yarwood


It is powerful leadership and we are being led. The

logic is not obvious but if we believe we are being

led then we are being led. In all our wilderness

experience we are being led. We are being led out of

our bondage to the negative forces of selfishness and

sin. We move inexorably through the vast and

dreadful wilderness of man's inhumanity to man.

We press on through our world of fiery serpent,

scorpion and thirst and nothing is lost.


It is all a vast learning experience and maturation, led

on as we are by the Lord our God. We learn our

utter dependence on the Lord our God. We learn

that our hunger for life and the larger life can only be

satisfied by the Lord our God. Our thirst for all that

is good and beautiful is only slaked by the Lord our

God. Our primordial instinct is for the divine. All

we can really live with is letting go and letting God.

Anything else is fundamental frustration. We are

meant for divinity.


Nor are we left with nothing but the grand gesture

and the all embracing conclusions of faith on our

journey inward into life and being. We have

something far more personal, adapted to me, in this

place at this time, now. The Lord our God makes

himself\herself totally available to us in Jesus. And

Jesus says to each one of us here this morning,

"I am the living bread which has come down from

heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for

ever; And the bread that I shall give is my flesh for

the life of the world." (Jn. 6.5 1.)


We are what we eat and Jesus is our viaticum,

personally present to us, most intimately at every

level of our being and living. Jesus is our

strength and our blessing. Jesus is our peace and our

nourishment, speaking to us, directing us and

teaching us.


The word from all this is unity. The wisdom offered

us and our humanity and humankind is unity,

perfectly consistent with our primordial instinct for

divinity. There is one God!


"There is only one loaf means that; though there are

many of us, we form a single body." Let's not be

narrow-minded in our interpretation. This is not first

and foremost a churchy, pious thing. This is a

humanity thing. Unite in the name of Jesus Christ

and survive. Unite in the name of Jesus Christ and

thrive both personally and communally. This is

Corpus Christi. This is solemnity of the Body and

Blood of Christ given for the life of the world.