Scripture Reflections for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Year C, Lectionary 169

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AbundanceAppreciateBanquetBattleChurchCommunionCommunityCovenantDavidDesireElishaEnvironmentEucharistEucharisticExodusFeedFoodFreedomGratefulKingdomLiturgyMannaMealMelchizedekNeighborOfferingPassoverPoorPriestPriesthoodProclaimReconciliationRememberRepetitionSacrificeSalvationScarcityServeSinSuffering

Genesis 14:18-20
Psalm 110:1-4

“David is an anticipation of another priest-king in Jerusalem who will also restore the priesthood to all 12 tribes and it's not going to be a Levitical priesthood. It's going to be a Melchizedekian priesthood. And that priest is of course Jesus Christ.”

"Melchizedek Priesthood" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 9:11-17

“while they were busy calculating Jesus takes action. An unexpected blessing and an unexpected feast for and with love. The love of Jesus, the love of God, the love possibility between those gathered there and dare I say those gathered here in cyberspace.”

Christy Hicks Aydt |

“So why does Jesus make the Apostles do this thing that would have taken time and effort? Well, it's because he is arranging the people at the feeding of the 5,000 according to the same kind of groupings that you find in the first Exodus from Egypt.”

"Feeding of the 5,000" | Brant Pitre |

“We can make all the plans that we like but God often has other ideas. What happened when Jesus and the disciples reached Bethsaida may have ended up being far more effective than anything that they had originally planned.”

"Satisfying the deepest hunger" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“in Christ Jesus he was willing to offer his body and his blood for the sake of the world...and all he asked from us is just a few scraps...Are you willing to give him what you can so that he can make something for us like never before?”

Fr. Tony Ricard |
Overall Readings

“If we are to follow the example of Christ we cannot separate the true holy presence of Jesus in the Eucharist from the true holy presence of Jesus in our neighbor”

Jenny Wiertel |

“Out in the fields scarcity turns into abundance, hungers are satisfied and things the disciples thought they could not do become amazingly possible. It can happen still whenever people gather, listen to the words of Jesus and break the bread.”

Rita Ferrone |

“the Holy Eucharist is not a prize but a gift. The Holy Eucharist is not a reward for our good deeds but medicine to heal us of our shortcomings. The Holy Eucharist is a broken body for broken people who are ready to be mended to share in the life of God.”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“like Mary, like Joseph, you too when you come up to the altar you make a manger, you make a manger and you too hold your savior in your hands and God would have it no other way. You are not a spectator of your own salvation. You are a participant”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |