Today in the church we honor the sacred body of Jesus Christ. Corpus Domini, which literally translates to “body and blood of Christ” is also called the Feast of Corpus Christi. For many years, I did not realize the gift we have in the Eucharist. In seeking to understand love, God drew me into “communion” with His sacred love through this life-giving miracle. When I taste and see the goodness of the Lord, the power of this message flows throughout my veins. When I feast at the table of sacred love, the flames of the spirit dwelling within me grow.
We the people are the church, we are human and have many faults. We can follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and celebrate the sacredness, honoring the human (Jesus) and divine (Risen Christ). In this wholeness, we can see the image of who we are, both human and divine.
As I practice the virtue of fortitude I get to know myself, the light and dark parts of me, and embrace the whole of me. Sacred Love gently guides me, holding me on the journey, and drawing me to my authentic self is one layer at a time. I’m learning how perfectionism was my shield to deflect the pain of not feeling valued or good enough. And how my rebellion in being disciplined around my eating, drinking, and exercise is a way that I continue to play the tapes of unworthiness. It takes fortitude to love myself in the way that God wants me to and I can only do this with Divine assistance. I become what I consume through my body, mind, and spirit.
Today, I celebrate the miracle of and feast on the gift of the body and blood of Christ, nourishing the sacred love inside of me.