Monday, August 13, 2012

No Communion

In Sunday's scripture we heard that Elijah needed nourishment on his journey to Mount Horeb where he had his encounter with God. The Psalm told us to “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” In the Gospel Jesus said: "I am the bread of life that came down from heaven...” That Eucharist theme reminded of the words of St Francis de Sales. "Only two kinds of people need frequent Communion - the not so good that they might become better and the good that they might stay that way." Keep in mind, those words are only meant for us if we fall into one of those two categories.
With this Eucharist theme, I am also reminded that in many parts of the world, including parts of the USA, people still do not have the opportunity to frequent Communion. Glenmary is working to serve the missions in Appalachia and the rural South but the need is still tremendous. Pray for those discerning their call to serve as missioners and encourage the young people you know to explore this vocation.
If you live in an area without a Catholic Church and cannot frequent Communion, share your comments in the comment section below.

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