Last week we celebrated the feast of God himself; Holy Trinity. This weekend we celebrate the Feast of how God continues to be really present in our lives: Corpus et Sanguinis Christi; The Body and Blood of Christ. God has chosen to reveal himself after the Ascension of the Lord through the gift of the Holy Spirit given last week at Pentecost, which allows us to encounter God in his Word and in the Eucharist today. So this Feast continues what we celebrated last Sunday and calls us to be nourished by his real presence sacramentally amongst us in the Communion at Mass. God is with us to nourish our minds hearts bodies and souls with his Word and Sacrament.
This is also, in part, what we celebrate on this Sunday, FATHER’S DAY. A Father provides for his family because he loves it. So too God for us. We are called to image God in our lives. Fathers image the Providence of God and Moms, who we celebrated a few weeks ago, image the nurturing God. Now I know that these functions and the many other actions of parenthood are interchangeable, but the coincidence of Father’s Day falling on the feast day gives us an insight for reflection upon the mystery of God’s presence amongst us protecting and providing for us along life’s Path in the Eucharist and the same protection and providence a Father gives to his family.
May God bless all Fathers this day.
May God Bless You and Your Families,
Fr. Aidan Peter, CJ