Communion

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“Miraculously we play a part in the self-offering by the One who made us,” says Fr Peter Gallagher SJ. Read his reflection for the feast of Corpus Christi.   Give them something to eat yourselves (Luke 9.1). Before the miracle of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus gives this order. Give them something to eat yourselves. Disciples are always re-discovering that without the Lord we are nothing. We cannot give people what will nourish them unless Jesus...
Christ and the Disciples, a statue at Sto Domingo de Silos in Spain, Lawrence Lew OP at flickr.com
In a new book entitled, Jesus of Nazareth, German scripture-scholar, Gerhard Lohfink, describes how people in the gospels relate to Jesus in different ways. Not everyone was an apostle, not everyone was a disciple, and not everyone who contributed to Jesus’ cause even followed him. Different individuals had their own way of connecting to Jesus.  'We may say that the gospels, especially Mark, are aware of a great variety of forms of participation in Jesus’ cause. There were...