"To live without faith, without a heritage to defend, without battling constantly for truth, is not to live but to 'get along'; we must never just 'get along.'" - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Jose Maria makes a good point here, especially important as we are in the season of Advent. Perhaps it would help us to think of ourselves as living a little Advent every time we receive Holy Communion. Let us bless the Lord for giving us what the Israelites could not have in all that time of waiting. Just thinking about this is staggering. It must have been monumental to the apostles when they consecrated the bread and wine.