Sunday 10th June, 2012
Body and Blood of Christ. W. Exodus 24:3-8. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord—Ps 115(116):12-13, 15-18. Hebrews 9:11-15. Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.
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‘This is my blood, which is poured out for many.’
Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper is profound in its simplicity. The disciples did not know what was going to happen to him. Maybe they weren’t even aware how profound his words were then: ‘Take it, this is my body’, he said about the bread. Then he took the cup: ‘This is my blood which is poured out for many.’
Jesus gives us himself to take away and use wisely in our daily life. We can be as prepared as we like but when the time comes the experience and our reactions will be different to how we expected. Jesus gives his blood to assist us in our lives. This is awesome. May it penetrate to the depths of our souls and may we use them as only Jesus knows.