Our first reading today tells us that we are no longer strangers or foreigners walking through a wilderness, searching for our permanent home. We are a community and members of the household of God! Our home is built on Jesus as the cornerstone and the capstone. In other words, the entire weight of our home is supported by Jesus Christ, and he is also the crowning achievement by his death and resurrection. Jesus in the Eucharist is the source and the summit of our household. Through our participation in this permanent and sacred dwelling, we each become the support of this holy temple while we grow as members of the family of God.
Each of us, in the very depths of our being, desires to live within this eternal tabernacle of God. We are called through our baptism to build this Kingdom through our life, works, and actions. We support each other, one stone upon another.
In my life, my Grandfather “Pop” was an essential key in building my faith. During my young life, I witnessed the words of Saint Thomas spoken in deep belief through the lips of my beloved “Pop.” In every Mass at the elevation of the consecrated host, he would profess, “My Lord and my God.” His faith was one of the tiny seeds that have resulted in my unshakeable belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament – I have seen, and I believe! Blessed are those who have not seen and believe.
Each of us is an integral part of the structure built into a temple sacred in the Lord, a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
What are we doing to build the Kingdom of God?
Let us Pray:
My Lord and my God, we love and praise you. We are eternally grateful to know of your Presence in The Most Holy Eucharist. Please forgive our sins and give us the grace and wisdom to know you, love you more deeply, and profess your presence to everyone we meet. May your perfect will be done. Amen.