The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Year A: 1st Reading

Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a

Moses said to the people:
   “Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,
   has directed all your journeying in the desert,
   so as to test you by affliction
   and find out whether or not it was your intention
   to keep his commandments.
He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,
   and then fed you with manna,
   a food unknown to you and your fathers,
   in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,
   but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD.

“Do not forget the LORD, your God,
   who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
   that place of slavery;
   who guided you through the vast and terrible desert
   with its saraph serpents and scorpions,
   its parched and waterless ground;
   who brought forth water for you from the flinty rock
   and fed you in the desert with manna,
   a food unknown to your fathers.”