Lent: This is My Body


by Amy Welborn

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-24)


I love going to the DMV. Well, not really, but I do find it to be an experience unlike any other that can feed my soul, if I let it. For you see, everyone has to go to the DMV. If you have the money, there are many tasks you can pay others to do for you, but only you can get your driver’s license. So you’re going to find a real cross-section at the DMV. Everyone has to go: rich and poor, young and old of every race. We’re all there.

As I sit there, I often marvel: God loves each person here and is working in their lives—speaking, inviting, forgiving. He offers his body and blood for you, me and the stranger in line behind us, who really is no stranger at all.

Jesus, you call us all to your table. May we all be one in you.


“This is My Body“ was selected from Reconciled to God, Daily Lenten Devotions (Creative Communications for the Parish)  with Amy Welborn’s permission to publish it on JoyAlive.net.  Amy, mother of five, has worked as a Catholic high school teacher, Parish Director of Religious Education, writer for the Florida Catholic, columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service. She has been writing full time since 1999 and has written nineteen books and many pamphlets and study guides. She is a regular contributor to the Living Faith and Living Faith for Kids devotionals.

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About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at JoyAlive.net,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.
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