WEARING OUR SKIN (Mark 14:12-16, 22-26): 14 June 2009 (Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ)
Dear Lord Jesus,
Today’s Solemnity of Your Body and Blood reminds us how much more seriously you take something we take so much for granted: what it means to “take flesh,” to “wear skin.” Sometimes, especially when our bodies fail us, we can’t help wishing them away. That was not the case with you, Lord. When you rose from the dead, you could have discarded your body, but didn’t. Instead you chose to keep it, complete with all its wounds, so much so that today, in your glory, you continue to wear our skin.