30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Day 21
The word “Eucharist” means “Thanksgiving”. When you receive communion today, thank God that you can receive the Body of Jesus into your soul.
- Yes, the Eucharist is such a beautiful gift!
- This made me a little sad though because I have been too afraid to go to church since its an enclosed and crowded space. I’ve only received Communion a few times since March 2020. (It is so helpful to have had the gift of the Act of Spiritual Communion to get me through this time!) And when I have received it has been so overwhelming that I’ve had to hold back tears/keep it together.
- The Faith Formation group had a Potluck Brunch. I have braved the world for a few things (outdoors where I can separate myself from others; indoors if small group + mostly people I know). So Nora and I did this and it was nice. It was a low turnout and we sat with our friends. I asked them how the 10am mass was — and they said it was crowded. 😦
As I entered the hall where the potluck was the thought crossed my mind that I could probably brave church, provided it wasn’t too crowded. So to hear it had been crowded made me sad. However, I later realized I think I could possibly brave going to mass again — if I stand/sit out in the vestibule! I’ve done it in the past (when sick) and a few people are out there, but it is definitely airy, open, and not crowded. :: So I am resolved to start going to mass again! 🙂 :: With Advent starting I definitely need to and want to!!
Now, this will get me a step closer to receiving the Eucharist again, though I doubt I’ll be brave enough to go up to Communion during mass since 100s of others will be doing the same. But I do give Thanks for God granting me a peace about being in the Church building with so many others!
It is such a gift to be able to receive the Body of Jesus into my soul! 🙂 I look forward to one day receiving Him again!