Homily for Wednesday of the Seventh Week in the Easter
It is no surprise to anyone that in the world around us objective truth is hard to come by. People have begun to say things like, “my truth,” or “your truth.” This seems to indicate that in our modern, secular culture, people have started to believe that truth is subjective rather than objective. Many people like to challenge any sort of truth. Perhaps there have been times when we ourselves have asked: “What is truth?” as Pilate did when he was interrogating Jesus. Contrary to popular opinion, objective truth still exists today. That truth is the Word of God made flesh in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the promise of God incarnate; he is the fulfillment of Scripture; he is the source and summit of all truth present to us in the Eucharist. Jesus gave us the great sacrament of the Eucharist as the means for us to be united repeatedly with him, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. It is a sacrament that unites us with one another.
Each time we receive our Lord in the Eucharist, we are uniting ourselves to him in the very way that Jesus prays in the Gospel. We are brought into unity, charity, and truth with the Trinity to be strengthened and sent out on mission. We are consecrated for service, keeping in mind – as Paul says – that the Lord tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive.