The Cup of Blessing
“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?” (1 Cor. 10:16).
During communion today at St. Alphonsus Parish in Lemont, the choir sang the words, “Is not the cup we bless and share the blood of Christ outpoured? Do not one cup, one loaf, declare our oneness in the Lord?” Upon hearing these words, I couldn’t help but think of the beautiful reality of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. What a wonderfully simple, yet wonderfully complex mystery! Jesus shed his blood for us as a result of the tyranny of the crucifixion, but He offers himself to us now under the accidents of sweet and sour wine! How sour the Good Friday sacrifice! How sweet the Easter victory!
May God always comfort you with his Body and his Blood.
David J.W. Inczauskis