"Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophets reward." We beg for the grace to be able to face the sacrifices and sufferings of daily life with a sincere desire to endure everything for Jesus.
2 Kings 4:8-11,13-16Psalm:
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.2nd Reading:
The prophet Jeremiah sensed "terror from every side". Yet, despite his fear, he makes an act of faith: "The Lord is at my side...my opponents will stumble." Mindful of this historic precedent, Jesus Christ commands us not to be "afraid of those who kill the body". But how is it possible to live like this? St John tells us that perfect love casts out fear. The love that Jesus offers encompasses everything that pertained to us. Through our embrace of the gift of Jesus, we truly can live without fear.
R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.2nd Reading:
St JP II reminded us that in commemorating the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Church "does not only celebrate the Eucharist but solemnly bears it in procession, publicly proclaiming that the sacrifice of Christ is for the salvation of the world". We rejoice in this post-Easter expression of our Eucharistic affection in order to deepen our attachment to the unique and unending event that transforms our lives.
R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.2nd Reading:
1 Corinthians 10:16-17Gospel:
The Catechism teaches, "by sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange" (221). By worshipping the Trinity we realised the full truth of ourselves. "In the communion of grace with the Trinity, man's 'living area' is broadened and raised up to the supernatural level of divine life. Man live in God and by God. (St JPII)
R. To you glory and praise for evermore.2nd Reading:
2 Corinthians 13:11-13Gospel: