Sunday, August 19, 2012

We carry Him - He carries us

Christ the Light by Anton Inglott

The one phrase that strikes me personally in today’s Gospel is when Jesus said: “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” I have said this many times that when you receive Jesus at Communion time, understand the nobility of that moment – He is in you, you are carrying Him inside of you, you are a real Christ-bearer, a Christopher (Greek for ‘carrying Christ,’) and hopefully people will see that specialness in you when they meet you later on, tomorrow, later in the week. You carry Christ wherever you go.

But we are also in Christ, we become a part of Him, we enflesh ourselves in Him, As my spiritual director in the Seminary used to tell us, we are soaked in Him, we are dipped in him and like a dry sponge that absorbs water and becomes full and soaking, we are soaked in the goodness and holiness of Jesus. Isn’t that precious? We are in Him, just as He is in us. We carry Him with us, and He carries us with Him. It’s a reciprocal deal. That is quite a privilege and an honor. And we do that every day, ever time you receive the Eucharist. When we receive communion,  He becomes a part of us, and we become a part of Him, we carry Jesus with us, and He carries us within Him.

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful reflection! The complete Wholeness of Christ, where there is no lack, is within feeding our needy spirits as He carries us and we carry Him. For it is in Him that we live and move and have our being; the essence of becoming One.