Give You Away

by Fr. Jeff

The Christian life is full of paradoxes. This one was highlighted in Mass today:

“Give and gifts will be given to you.” Luke 6:38

The time came to distribute the Eucharist. I found myself in that comforting rhythm:

the Body of Christ,
the Body of Christ,
the Body of Christ.

But somewhere in the middle, as I lifted Your Body to continue the rhythm, time stood still. I stared at the host.

The truth of priestly life was clear:

to receive You, You first have to be given away.