Corpus Christi: You Are What You Eat | One-Minute Homily

Today on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, David Romero, SJ, reflects on the Body of Christ that we receive and we are called to become. This week’s One-Minute Homily is based on the readings for Sunday, June 14.

If it’s true what they say—”you are what you eat”—then why haven’t I grown my grandmother’s pasta on my head?

Hi, I’m David Romero, and this is my One-Minute Homily.

I loved eating my grandmother’s food. And I loved watching how she would pour her very self into those meals out of love for us. We would share stories, and I grew to know more deeply who I am and where I come from.

Jesus says to us: I am the living bread come down from heaven”—the food he offers is his very self, body and blood. What my grandmother did for my family year after year, God wants to do today: to pour God’s life into us; to feed our deepest hunger, and to show us how interconnected we are. God’s story becomes our story.

And what’s our response? Let us become what we receive: Let us allow our lives to be taken, blessed, broken, and given for others. It’s who we are. It’s where we come from.

We are what we eat. We are the Body of Christ.

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