The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Gn 14, Ps 110, 1 Cor 11, Lk 9
Saint(s) of the Day
Saint Romuald. See https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day or https://www.catholic.org/saints/sofd.php?date=2022-06-19 for more information and other saints of the day.
Reflections & Song Idea
Today’s podcast will be a little bit different than our usual song prompts. It is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We celebrate the Body of Christ in the Eucharist. Instead of providing you with a chord progression and audio, I am going to share with you a song that I have written, as well as a video and a free MP3 download of the song at catholicsongcontest.com/podcast.
A few years ago I wrote a song about the Body of Christ, titled “One Body.” There is another meaning of the phrase “Body of Christ” that means all of the Christian people joined together in one body, acting as different parts of the body and with Jesus as the head.
Just like all of the parts of your human body act together as one organism, for example your hands having a different function than your ears or your feet, all of us have a different role to play in the Body of Christ. Some of us are theologians, some of us help out at soup kitchens and homeless shelters, some of us are lectors at Mass, and some of us make music. And so on.
My song, “One Body,” is a fun and funky tune to try to explain this idea of all of us working together as one body. Even though the Eucharist and the mystery of the Body of Christ can seem like a heavy topic, I wanted to show you that something light and lively can emerge out of your writing process even if it is inspired by deep and mysterious things. I hope you enjoy listening to it and that it inspires you to write a song of your own for this holy day that we are celebrating today.
There’s also a fun video of the song you can find on our website in addition to a free MP3 download that I have made available for you.