The readings for this week is asking us to focus on wisdom, but more importantly our lack of wisdom. The first reading tells us that if we want to live fully we all must live in foolishness. Paul is telling us to stop acting like fools.
The Gospel Jesus is trying to convince his audience not to abandon him if they really want to live. This passage of John is really striking in that it goes against the taboos of the Jewish people. These words were repugnant to them because over and over in the Old Testament they were forbidden to eat meat with blood in it. This passage alone shows us why we believe that the Communion we receive is truly the body and blood of the Lord. Those who claim to read the bible in a very literal way; when it comes to this passage, they can only read it symbolically if they don’t want to become Catholic. Do any of us fully realize what we are doing when we receive Communion?
Our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament must be deepened for we see in it the very coming of Jesus into our lives not in a symbolic way but in a very real way. To deny this is the epitome of foolishness.
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