This weekend we celebrate the great feast of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He promised that he would be with us until the end of time. This is one of the ways that He fulfills this promise.
I sometimes wonder if we are really conscious of what is occurring when we take Holy Communion. Has it just become a habit that we do each weekend? Do we realize that the same Jesus Christ, that walked our earth, performed those great miracles and rose from the dead is the very one we receive when we come to communion. That is why the Church tells us that we must be in a state of grace, with no mortal sins in order to receive him worthily.
The very Word that took flesh once again comes to us to be part of our lives because we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. A lot of people find this difficult to comprehend, and yet Jesus very clearly speaks about it in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel.
And then Paul also talks about it in his Epistle, so that we see from the very beginning of the Church, this has been the belief. It amazes me that people would leave the Catholic Church and not receive the Lord in Communion, no reason can justify that leaving.
My brothers and sisters, let us realize how truly blessed we are. Let us pray and hope that we may all grow into a deeper realization and appreciation of what is occurring when we take Holy Communion. As St. Augustine said: “Receive the Body of Christ, which you are to become.”
I love you!
Words of Wisdom: The problem is that when you get experience you are too darn old to do anything about it