Joe Catholic - Today we many dioceses in the United States celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Gospel reading for today is taken from the 6th chapter of John, the Bread of Life Discourse. Today's Navarre Bible commentary explains the meaning of Christ's words "eat my flesh" and "drink my blood." This commentary can serve as a good tool for answering questions about our belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Of all the lessons which can be drawn from the Gospel reading for today, (Mark 5:21–43) perhaps, the most powerful one is the most direct: “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” The stark simplicity of Our Lord’s statement jolts us. When we are faced with difficulties, fear can be our typical reaction. Only faith can move us beyond that fear. Our Holy Father Dominic by Lawrence OP, via Flickr
Why do Christians go to church on Sunday instead of Saturday, like Jesus did? What would Jesus do today? The "Road Back to the Sabbath" infographic examines intriguing Bible passages and Sabbath history to answer these questions and more. It's all designed to get you thinking more deeply about a Bible subject that you might just be taking for granted ...
Stresses in our lives come regardless of our circumstances. We must deal with them the best we can. But we should not let them get in the way of what is most important—and what is most important almost always involves the people around us. -Pres. Thomas S. Monson