"Faith allows you to see that your hands and lips that receive Jesus are always unclean - even when you are in a state of sanctifying grace - because you are always a sinner, and the hands and lips of a sinner always remain unworthy and, therefore, unclean...
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The Eucharist is a kenosis - the Self-humiliation of true God and true Man, since Jesus in His utmost sanctity comes into contact with your sinfulness and your unworthiness. This does not mean, however, that you should avoid the Eucharist, for when you receive the Eucharist, He makes you more worthy of receiving Him again. Jesus waits for you with His love. He wants to come in order to transform you, to sanctify you, and to make you increasingly more worthy of His coming."
(From The Gift of Faith by Father Tadeusz Dajczer as quoted by The Daughters of St. Philip Neri)