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Septuagesima Sunday

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
24th January 2016

St. John Cassian on The Importance of Frequent Communion

Yet we ought not to suspend ourselves from the Lord's Communion because we confess ourselves sinners, but should more and more eagerly hasten to it for the healing of our soul, and purifying of our spirit, and seek there rather a remedy for our wounds with humility of mind and faith, as considering ourselves unworthy to receive so great grace. Otherwise we cannot worthily receive the Communion even once a year, as some do, who live in monasteries and so regard the dignity and holiness and value of the Heavenly Sacraments, as to think that none but saints and spotless persons should venture to receive them, and not rather that they would make us saints and pure by taking them. And these thereby fall into greater presumption and arrogance than what they seem to themselves to avoid, because at the time when they do receive them, they consider that they are worthy to receive them. But it is much better to receive them every Sunday for the healing of our infirmities, with that humility of heart, whereby we believe and confess that we can never touch those holy mysteries worthily, than to be puffed up by a foolish persuasion of heart, and believe that at the year's end we are worthy to receive them.

Wherefore that we may be able to grasp this and hold it fruitfully, let us the more earnestly implore the Lord's mercy to help us to perform this, which is learnt not like other human arts, by some previous verbal explanation, but rather by experience and action leading the way; and which also unless it is often considered and hammered out in the Conferences of spiritual persons, and anxiously sifted by daily experience and trial of it, will either become obsolete through carelessness or perish by idle forgetfulness. (Conferences 23:21.)
 

A LITTLE EXAMINE ON MY DEVOTION TO THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Have I a profound, living faith in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament? Or is it simply one more truth that I have to believe?

Do I take consolation in the knowledge that Christ is in the tabernacle? How often do I receive Holy Communion?

Do I do so with faith, humility, reverence, and love? Do I make suitable preparation for Holy Communion?

Do I make a suitable thanksgiving? Am I respectful and reverent in receiving Holy Communion?

Do I dress becomingly when I receive Holy Communion as a mark of respect to Christ?

Do I ever make Spiritual Communions during the day, ardently desiring to receive Our Blessed Lord into my soul?

Could I not find time to make a few visits to the Blessed Sacrament? Do I make the effort to attend other services of the Blessed Sacrament? Benediction? Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament?