Today's solemnity is probably one of the most important celebrations in the life of the Church, because the Body of Christ is the living bread that gives life - the Eucharist being the vehicle for which the Church is nourished and sanctified.
The Feast of the Body of Christ refers to both the Body of Christ as well as to all those brought together in Christ Jesus. When we gather each time to celebrate the Eucharist, we not only proclaim Christ's suffering, death and resurrection, but also our own suffering, death and resurrection in the name of Christ.
The challenge for us today is to live up to that vocation of being the Body of Christ in the world. Are we caring for life? Do we bear the truth? Are we becoming the way for others to know Christ? Are we beacons of light? Ultimately, can we say that the world sees us Christians as the visible image of the love of God?
All these are what the Body of Christ is in the world. Let us pray for our community that we may embody our mission around us. We are the Body of Christ - blessed, broken and shared so that other may experience the mercy and compassion of God.