the reverence we should have
when we receive Holy Communion:
We tend to imitate what other people do because it is very human.
We don't have the opportunity of imitating the saints because they are very scarce and in
the words of Saint Jose Maria Escriva: saintly people seem to be always on the way, they make us feel
uncomfortable because they seem to love God more than we do. The saints seem to be very
strange people who follow the counsels of their hearts instead of imitating the currents
of the world.
We are requested to have great reverence for the the Blessed
Sacrament, because it is the true Presence of God. We therefore must behave properly when
we come to Church and furthermore we should prepare ourselves before we receive the Holy
Eucharist and come before the Lord with great reverence.
I have been deeply touched by the Presence of God and I must kneel
down when I receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. ( I also feel unworthy to receive Holy
Communion in the hand, so I receive Jesus on my tongue)
I present here some biblical basis for my behaviour.
I must receive Jesus daily in the Holy Eucharist because I believe
in His Real Presence and because He is the food of my soul.
You don't have to follow my personal views, but I must say with
Our Lady :
" The Lord has done great things for me and Holy is His name."
Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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in brackets to find explanation.
Leviticus 19:30 You shall keep my sabbaths
and reverence my sanctuary : I am the LORD.
Exodus 3:5 Then he said, "Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you
are standing is holy ground."
( 2 )
Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a
refiner's fire and like fullers' soap;
( 3 )
Philippians 2:10-11 10 so
that at the name of Jesus every knee should
bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11
and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
Matthew 18:3 Mark 10:24and said, "Truly I tell you, unless
you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:14 Mark 10:14
but Jesus said, "Let the
little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these
that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
( 4 )
John 21:15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon
Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me
more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you."
Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs."
John 21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon son of
John, do you love me?" Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him,
"Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
( 5 )
Matthew 20:25-26 25But
Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that
the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and
their great ones are tyrants over them. 26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant,
( 6 )
Matthew 5:15-16 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel
basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they
may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
( 7 )
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a
brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and
if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if
you say, 'You fool,' you will be liable to the
hell of fire.
Matthew 5:41 and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.
Luke 10:39-41 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was
40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and
asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by
myself? Tell her then to help me."
( 8 )
41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there is need of
only one thing. Mary has chosen the better
part, which will not be taken away from her."
John 10:32 Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works
from the Father. For which of these are you going to
Isaiah 5:20 20 Ah, you
who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light
and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Reasons why I kneel down
when I receive Jesus in Holy Communion
Press [*] to go back.
The Lord was asking to reverence His Presence in the Sanctuary, How much more
should we reverence His true Presence, body and blood in the Holy Eucharist ? and in the
the Blessed Sacrament ? [*] (Back
2- This is the reason
why I kneel. [*]
3- At the mention of the
Name of Jesus every knee should bow, what should we do at the true Presence of His Body
and Blood ? [*]
4- Some lambs are
different that others, some are crippled, some are quick, some too quick , some are very
slow. In feeding God's sheep, the priests should be very patient. [*]
Priests seek uniformity in the Church, just as people queuing in the bank to go to the
teller.But the body of Christ is not a building with bricks of the same size or equal
6- Reason for testimony [*]
7- The priest should not
be upset, and much less angry, otherwise he might be deterring the faithful from the due
worship to the Lord. [*]
8- Some choose to be at
the feet of the Lord. [*]
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