We are a mess, but today we remember that God entered into our mess. Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ, reflects on what it means for God to become flesh and blood and offer us God’s very self. Based on the readings for Sunday, June 6, 2021.
We are a bloody mess.
Hi, I’m Eric Sundrup and this is my one-minute homily.
[To someone off-camera] Am I allowed to say that…you know… “bloody,” that might sound a little profane in different regions.
OK, well, it’s out there.
Here’s the thing, God can take the profane and work with it. God can be part of the messy stuff. Near as I can tell, Christ doesn’t mind a mess.
Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Bodies, Blood, Humans… ughhh messy. But God doesn’t mind a little blood and guts, all that messy, human stuff. Things that might be labeled profane, stuff that makes us worry we might be icky, that’s not a problem for God.
So yeah, we’re a mess, and God jumps right in. God gives us God’s very self. Think about that! God wants to be there with you, as you are, right now, right here. It’s one heck of a gift.
God can deal with our mess.