Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
For my part, I spoke about the centurion and the Lord. First, as a friend reminded me this week, Teresa of Avila notes that – now – it is only in the Eucharist that the Lord is vulnerable to abuse. The Lord continues to “risk” in coming to us. The centurion, in great humility and faith, took social risks to come to the Lord. In this highly charged moment of encounter and risk we should not be complacent, thoughtless, indifferent. Communion, and all the other things we do as Catholics, from making the sign of the Cross, etc., should not be allowed to become routine. We must develop habits but without repetition that is mindless. Saying, for example, the “Domine non sum dignus” three times should help us to be ever more mindful of what we are about to do and what a great gift it is.
All our devotions are gifts. We must not abuse them directly or through carelessness.
I also brought up attacks on the sacrament of matrimony, which are also attacks on the Eucharist. For our part we can battle the attacks by our own personal devotion and care.