Corpus Christi—the Body of Christ, is like a rhizomatic tree whose roots are intertwined and produces shoots out of which new trees grow. It withstands unfavourable conditions and always rejuvenates.
“The tree is really in the root and not what you see above the ground… these trees are interconnected in the root and the root spreads everywhere. That is who we are as the Body of Christ,” Archbishop Jason Gordon said June 20, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
Preaching the homily at the Queen’s Park Savannah for the 235th anniversary of the observance, he said Jesus was the seed in the ground from which a whole root structure emerged, and though the trees appear individual and separate, they are connected by the root which is Jesus Christ.