Archbishop Charles Scicluna said that Jesus does not act alone, and needs the faithful to arrive to others, during his homily.
Mgr Scicluna led the Solemn Mass of Corpus Christi which took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina on Sunday.
The Archbishop explained to the those gathered that the feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the mystery of the Body and Blood of Christ, in Latin, Dies Sanctissimi Corporis et Sanguinis Domini Iesu Christi. Among those present for mass, were children who have just received their first Holy Communion. Mgr Scicluna described the miracle of the five loaves and two fish, when Jesus fed the multitude who were gathered.
He explained that Jesus did not eat alone, but with him, he got his apostles, who helped him feed those gathered. This episode, the Archbishop explained opens a window on Christ’s heart, on how He loves others, saying that the disciples had suggested that he would send the crowds away as the evening approached, with Jesus replying that they did not need go away, and that the disciples were to give them something to eat. Archbishop Scicluna explained that Jesus’ reply makes us responsible.
Archbishop Scicluna said that blessed are those who follow in the footsteps of the apostles and provide bread to those who hunger, and the Eucharist to those who crave it. “Blessed are those who feed the living bread to others, giving them comfort and solace,” he said.