Many will open their mouths to receive the Divine Communion but their hearts will remain closed. Αwesome existential question… We shall open our mouths to the Holy Communion, but our hearts? Will we open it or will it remain closed to Christ? Are we going to simply partake in a religious sacrament or shall we go out of desire for Christ and repentance to commune our lives with the real life?
Why do we want to receive the communion? How are we going to commune? Do we ultimately want Christ or just seek out a tidy relation with a supernatural being out of fear so that no harm comes to us and our family and live a little longer enjoying the pleasures of life?
Most Christians approach in vain the Holy Communion emotionally. The union with Christ is ontological and not emotional. We often see an emotional fallacy. We want to receive the communion but we don’t want to change. Instead of uniting and communicating with Christ in repentance, we want to unite with Christ our sin, our unrepentance. I ‘m sorry, but this is no unity but shame and condemnation, because we go to the Mystery with a sense of self-righteousness and not with a sense of change. Many say “It doesn’t matter one way or another”. We betray Christ but we want to receive Him inside us. Divine Grace does not act without our synergy.
I’m going to receive the communion not because I want to live longer, nor for some indefinable good. I’m going to receive the Holy communion to take the medicine of immortality, to unite with God Himself. To heal my passions and to transform myself. To become a shareholder of Divine life. The Divine Communion is like breast milk and even more, it does not just give life, but the real Life… eternity… It’s not bread and wine… It’s His Body and His Blood…
I’m going to receive the Holy Communion to change, to constantly change, to approach You, to climb a stairway to Heaven…
The most beautiful call to man: “The servant of God (Name) partakes of the Body and Blood of Christ for the remission of sins and life everlasting”.
*The article was originally published in Greek in ikivotos.gr