Church Militant: Holy Communion

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By Joe Sixpack, The Every Catholic Guy, Church Militant, December 10, 2021

The end-all, be-all

I’d like to begin this column with a personal note to you all.

The Holy Eucharist is the very heart of our holy and ancient Faith. Christianity makes absolutely no sense without this most precious of the divinely instituted sacraments. Indeed, it is beyond the imagination of this writer, who is a convert from agnosticism, what attraction exists in non-Catholic Christianity for those who don’t accept the fullness of Christ’s teaching on the Holy Eucharist. It is the singular truth of the Most Holy Eucharist that has made this convert (and countless others) fall helplessly, hopelessly, passionately in love with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My most sincere prayer is that the Holy Spirit will reach into the depths of your heart with these and other previously stated Eucharistic truths and that you will respond with a lifelong embrace of the One who gives you perfect love through this most adorable sacrament. — Joe

Holy Communion is nourishment for our souls through the reception of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist (see John 6:53). Christ mandated that we receive Him in the Eucharist for the life of our soul.

There are numerous fruits of Holy Communion. The chief fruit, of course, is an intimate, interior union with Christ. Just as matrimony is the sacrament that weds a man and woman for life, the Eucharist is the sacrament that weds us to Christ. …

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