" "To love God is something greater than to know him." -St. Thomas Aquinas

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Eucharistic Reflection - Why Receive Holy Communion Frequently?



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"If worldly people ask why you communicate so often, say it is in order to learn to love God, to purge yourself of your imperfections, to free yourself from your miseries, to console yourself in your afflictions, to support yourself in your weaknesses. Say that there are two kinds of people who should communicate often: the perfect, because being so well-disposed they would do great wrong if they did not approach the source and fountain of perfection, and the imperfect with the end of being reasonably able to inspire perfection; the strong, that they may not become weak, and the weak to become strong; the sick that they may be cured, and the healthy that they may not fall sick; and that you, imperfect, weak and sick, need to communicate often with Him who is your perfection, your strength and your doctor."

(St Francis de Sales from Introduction to the Devout Life)

2 comments:

  1. Hah! What a brilliant man St. Francis was. This takes care of those who are minding everyone else's business but their own and gives those who care too much about what other people think the courage to do what God wills.

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  2. He was a wise man indeed and has much to offer anyone who will take the time to read what he has written. Great to see you here Barb.

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