I saw a very good post at Ann Barnhardt’s blog. HERE
It is in no way polemical or political. It is, however, both timely and perennial. It is something that needs refreshing in the minds and hearts of many and introduction to even more who may never have heard things expressed with this urgency about…
… Holy Communion.
In a prayer I wrote against the Wuhan Devil (linked on the top menu and HERE) while begging for relief from the disease I ask God to forgive the countless sacrilegious Communions people have made over the last decades. Remember also the study that shows a huge decline in belief in the Church’s teaching of the Eucharist. Put all that together with the COVID acceleration of the demographic sinkhole that was already opening up under the Church and, well, we’ve got trouble, my friends, trouble, I say trouble right here in 2020.
Have a look at Anne’s post. In a nutshell, she reminds everyone, quite properly, that we should treat every Holy Communion like it was our first, our last, and our only Communion. In fact, every Communion could be our last, because we are going to die and we do NOT know when.
We don’t know when.
Also, take some time to look at the image she posted. It has excellent details that, once upon a time, would have been understood by all but, now, we are recovering.