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On 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  
The Work of God Apostolate

Click on the numbers in brackets to find explanation.

( 1 )

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 Father.

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 saying.

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 stone me?"

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.

1- 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 up)

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. [*]

5- Some 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 floors [*]

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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