Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

√ The whole in one fragment. The solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is the solemnity of the whole in a fragment. Because everything is in a fragment. A particle is enough for everything to be there.

> If everything is in a fragment, we will not struggle to take anything away. If we were to keep all the things that existed before us and that will exist after us, we wouldn’t be able to do it. But if everything is in a fragment, we can keep everything in one.

> It is the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. But is Christ alive or dead? Alive. And is his Body alive or dead? Alive (if it were dead it would be called a corpse). But where there is the Body of Jesus there is also the Soul of Jesus, because if the soul is the principle that gives life to the body, where there is the body there is also the soul.

> When we take the Body and Blood of Jesus, we also take the Soul of Jesus. All of Jesus’ Humanity is there. But the Humanity of Jesus has never been separated from his Divinity: Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, they are not two different people. So where there is the Body there is also the Soul of Jesus (that is, his Humanity) and where there is the Humanity of Jesus there is also his Divinity, that is, the Son of the Father.

> But if Jesus says: “Whoever sees me sees the Father”, where the Son is, there is also the Father. And where the Father and the Son are, there is also the Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

> So, in that fragment there is Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, the Trinity … Shall we add more? Where there is God there is the whole created world, because creation does not add anything to God. If in the Eucharistic fragment there is the Trinity, there is also his creation. There is the past and there is the future, because in God everything is eternal.

√ Something is missing? Nothing is missing. Nothing is missing. In the Eucharist there is absolutely everything. But if the Eucharist holds everything, it will also hold the way in which God perceives everything.

> Today’s solemnity is a universal celebration par excellence. Because all things go towards the One (universum) Who is the fragment and moves the sun and the other stars (“che move il sole e l’altre stelle”). When you take the particle in your hands, you have the whole universe in your hands. Your hands have become a tabernacle. This is one of the reasons why receiving the Holy Communion on the hands is not advisable. We must have care!

√ There is also suffering in your hands. Because the Body and the Blood are separated. The blood has been shed. You are holding the suffering of God and the suffering of the universe.

√ And then you feed yourself. And you become Him. You are assimilated to God, in the divine way. Do you understand what Holy Communion means? It takes faith. “On the cross you saw humanity, but divinity was hidden. Both are hidden in the Eucharist. It takes even more faith in the Eucharist than in contemplating the Cross”. (Thomas Aquinas)

√ To understand, one must enter the heart of Jesus. Do you remember the words of Jesus when the disciples ask him about the end of the world? Jesus, speaking of his return, replies with an enigmatic sentence: “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will gather” (Mt 24,28). Jesus’ return will be his definitive presence in his Eucharistic Body. But who are those who recognize the Body? Where is it? Look where the eagles go. Where the eagles go there will be the Body. Who are these eagles that recognize the presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, the Trinity and the whole Universe? They are those who have faith and believe in the Real Presence in the Eucharistic Body.

Where will you be, Jesus? I will be where there are those who gather for Mass and believe in my Presence in the Divine Fragment of the Eucharist. Without effort. Most sharp sight, flying comfortably and without fatigue, sense of smell for an infallible diagnosis: “the eagles will gather there”.

> God gives us the eagle’s gaze to see the whole in the fragment and recognize Christ present in the Bread. Yes, we are the holy eagles who recognize Christ in the Bread.

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