The Catholic church honors communion as a very sacred act. It is Jesus you are meeting.
The bread; his body and the wine; his blood. It is experiencing Jesus in the highest form. He is inviting you to encounter Him. Wow!!! Powerful!!!
While the Catholic faith refers to communion as the Eucharist, it is shared by the faiths of many. Coming forward to receive Jesus in His most Holy form.
As a confirmed Lutheran, former Unitarian Universalist and Episcopalian, I see the breaking of bread as a communal custom, not always religious, but to share together as community.
As a very new Catholic convert, I am deeply blessed by the Eucharist. I have never felt as close to the human person, called Jesus, that walked the earth for 33 years as I have when holding out my hands and receiving the wafer.
Have your experiences with communion changed during the years of your life? Do you find it more or less inspiring? Have you been moved by the experiences of this closeness? Has the experience become extraordinary? I encourage you to comment on this post, I’d be interested to read your thoughts.