Honey From the Rock

“Honey From the Rock”
Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Office of Readings, Antiphon 3, adapted from Psalm 81:16 (17)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

But Israel I will feed with the finest wheat,
I will satisfy them with honey from the rock.”

Psalm 81:16 (17)

I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all of them were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. All ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was the Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:1-4

A foretaste of edible divine love rained down from heaven for the children of Israel during their forty years of wandering in the desert (Exodus 16:4-35). A prelude of drinkable wisdom, sweeter than honey, poured forth from the rock of Moses (Numbers 20:8-11; Psalm 19:11). 

Jesus, the divine bread that came down from heaven, satisfies the hungry: “whoever eats this bread will live forever” (John 6:58).

Christ our rock quenches the thirsty: “whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.

John 6:54

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: