Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Awareness of the Heartbeat of Christ

An Exercise

When your first two fingers are pressed against any solid object, with attention, you can feel the pulse of blood in your fingertips. Try becoming aware of this pulse, this heartbeat, when you are holding the Eucharist. Think of His nearness. Imagine it is His heartbeat communicating itself to you from the host, His Body. Also, the Church teaches that through Baptism you are a member of the “body of Christ”. Thus, in a mystical way your pulse is a part of His pulse. Reflect after receiving communion, on how very close to you, how intimate this Savior of yours makes Himself. It’s called “Holy Communion” for a reason. Spend some time in communion with Him.

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