I realise that a book or two could be written about solely about Holy Communion that is, both the Holy Eucharist and the Body of Christ. The Love story of God and man from the beginning of time and throughout salvation history. I have pondered all these in my heart and mind you these should be pondered upon regularly not just once in a long while, but perhaps at least every Sunday. I am constantly filled with awe and intrigue as day by day a little more is revealed through Love, Faith, Charity and Grace.
A little while back as I finally entered into a personal relationship with our one triune God, I began to finally understand a little of what it meant to be in communion with my sisters and brothers in Christ. No longer was I a stranger in my own faith community either by personal choice or otherwise but I began to understand a little bit better what it means to love your neighb0ur. No longer would my hand hair stand on ends when an acquaintance in church would address me as ‘brother.’ No longer were my hands sooo heavy nor the uncomfortable feeling overwhelming that I could not raise it in praise and worship for our awesome God. I could finally hug my sisters and brothers in Christ with genuine love and affection. I began to slowly see that by receiving the true body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus in the Eucharist it connected me to His Body the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Still yet a deeper mystery to be unravelled in time….
Only today! my second time being privileged to be called to give Holy Communion to the sick, did God’s grace allow me to not only see the connection but truly experience the connection of not just giving but being in communion with. It is truly a ‘Love Connection!’ In Love, With Love, and In Love; Through Him, With Him and In Him.
Praise be to God!
Some notes for further reflection …..
- our human body is the temple of God and so we can only receive Him when our body, mind and soul are ‘washed clean’. i.e. to put on our wedding garment.
- We experience God and partake in His diving nature when we are fruitful, to be fruitful is to live a righteous faithful life. With virtue and knowledge, knowledge with self control, self control with steadfastness, steadfastness with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, brotherly affection with love. Never forget we ourselves were cleansed of our past sins and are still in need of cleanliness.
- Through God’s Love