Giant Candles and the Body and Blood of Christ

Memorial Day came and went. It’s the unofficial announcement that summer is almost here. I spent the holiday summiting a mountain. The trail was steep, on a ridge and had many technical ups and downs. It was also very hot with no shade, in the Angeles Forrest. Amongst the terrain of bushes and trees, as far as I could see were Yucca plants blooming. Their tree-like burst of flowers shooting up like 10 to 15-foot giant candles. At one point I thought about it being Memorial Day. I thought the earth around me was honoring all those men and women who have fallen serving our country through those “giant candles”.

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This coming Sunday we celebrate One who gave His life serving us, literally gave us His Body and Blood. This Sunday is Corpus Christi Sunday, also called the Solemnity of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ.


…he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.

Mark 14:22-24

The Body and Blood of Christ-Solemnity Cycle A - Ordinary Time


Jesus continues to give Himself to us completely each time we go to Mass and receive the Eucharist – His Body and Blood.
As you drive the 118 fwy, look into the hills and see the “giant candles” and let them be a reminder of his love for you!