I originally wrote this on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in a note on my Facebook Account.. I felt the need to place it here for so many discussions regarding Catholic political leaders, subscribing to non-Catholic beliefs, like support for abortion, living in sin, gay marriage, etc.
“Flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. All who are clean may eat flesh, but the person who eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of the Lord’s peace offerings while an uncleanness is on him, that person shall be cut off from his people.” Leviticus 7:19-20
If you want to know how sacred and how precious the gift of Holy Communion is that Our Lord Jesus Christ gave to us, ask someone who can not receive Him at mass, due to their own fault through their own sins.
To be out of communion with the Church, is to be strapped to the whipping post. Each time at mass, to see others go up and be able to receive communion, is a strike by the whip of their own sins. Unlike Our Lord who was free from sin and did not deserve his scourging, it is a scourging brought upon a soul by ones own faults. It is not a permanent scourging but a way of cleansing the soul, the waiting period, the 40 days in the desert, until one is invited to the wedding feast, through penance and obedience to God’s laws.
It is not a jealous state to see others receive Him, but out of love and devotion and “OBEDIENCE” for Him and to Him, knowing that the temple is not yet clean to receive Him. To see other receive Him, although a strike against the one who can not, also fills the one who can not with a deeper sense of hope and love. It is a reminder, that it was our own fault, that caused this state, and to avoid it again at all cost.
If your not in a state of grace, meaning repenting after confessing your mortal sins, please do not receive Him. You can still pray for Him to enter your heart, mind body and soul, SPIRITUALLY through prayer.
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You have already come, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.