As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ this weekend we hear Mark’s account of the Last Supper. Jesus identified himself with the bread and wine he shared with his apostles. He knew that partaking of meals would be a perpetual tradition they would be involved with for the rest of their lives. He wanted them to remember him in a special way when they gathered together to share bread and drink wine. “Take it, this is my body.” “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” He wanted them and us to be nurtured for the journey. We are called to break ourselves open for others. Thanks for the many ways you are doing this in your families, for your schoolmates and work colleagues. Let’s pray that we will soon be fully gathered together again to share in the Eucharist.