a man carrying a jar of water

June 3, 2018 6:00 am

“He sent two of his disciples and said to them, ‘Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water. Follow him. Wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’” Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready.” (MK 14: 13-15)

The ancient fathers used to see in the Bible, whenever water was mentioned, a symbol of Baptism: “Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water. Follow him.” When we follow Baptism, where we are totally immersed in Our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, we are naturally directed to the Eucharist: “Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?” We are Catholic and Christians because we would like to be like Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (in Poland we celebrated this on Thursday this week), and we will go with Him, to present to Him our streets and our homes and to show our faith in His presence. This is how we follow our Baptism.

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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