Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Homily: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Two stories in the news this week have struck me at a deep level, beyond the headlines they generated. Firstly, there was the near tragic, but ultimately happy story of the finding of young William Callaghan, lost and alone in the mountain ranges of north-east Victoria. As a boy with acute autism, and not able to vocally communicate, William’s circumstances, and that of his family, have highlighted how the preciousness of each person’s life needs to be recognised according to their particular reality. We believe, as Christians, in the absolute dignity of each person, as each of us are endowed with the image of God. But each person is different in that image, and each of us are vulnerable in particular ways. Therefore, the dignity we are to recognise and foster in one another needs to be attentive to life’s circumstances by which each of us live.