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Fr. Tom’s Reflections

July 10, 2016: Actually Doing It

 At every celebration of the Mass we remember Jesus' words at the Last Supper, "Do this in memory of me." In today's gospel Jesus says, "Do this and you will live." The "this" is loving God with every aspect of our humanity and loving our neighbor as our selves.

 Today St. Paul reminds us that Christ is the head of the body, the church. Obviously, we are the other members of the body. We are to do as Christ does. St. Teresa of Avila puts it this way: "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion is to look out to the earth; yours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now."

 As we gather for the Eucharist we do what Jesus has asked us to do. How will you love as Jesus has asked us to do?

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