Taking the Gift for Granted – Homily for Corpus Christi 2012
“The Eucharist is far more than just a meal; it has cost a death to provide it, and the majesty of death is present in it. Whenever we hold it, we should be filled with reverence and awe in the face of this mystery, with awe in the face of this mysterious death that becomes a present reality in our midst.” – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, God is Near Us, p. 44.
For those interested in watching Babette’s Feast, it is unfortunately out of print on DVD and you cannot stream it. You might be able to find it used online though.