We are all the Body of Christ

06-23-2019Fr. Wanser's BlogFr. George Wanser, S.J.

To better understand today's second reading, check out the passage immediately before it (1 Cor 11:17-22). Paul is hopping mad! The Corinthians are holding the Eucharistic Celebration as part of a larger meal in the houses of wealthier Roman families. The wealthier got the better seats, and the better food; the poor received lower places and poorer food - some no food at all.

No wonder Paul was angry. We are all the Body of Christ. There is no distinction. All are welcome at the Table of the Lord.