Jesus tells the people about the mystery of Holy Communion!
Gospel Reflection for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells the people “I am the living bread that came down from heaven”. He tells them that His body and blood will give them eternal life. They were confused and said, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”. But Jesus was really talking about the mystery of Holy Communion.
During the Last Supper, Jesus took bread and wine and turned it into His body and blood so that He could be with us in a special way. This was the first consecration! Today, during every Mass, the priest says the words of consecration that Jesus said during the Last Supper: “take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body” and “take this, all of you, and drink of it, for this is my blood.”
When we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, He comes to live inside our hearts, and He fills us with life.