Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crying over the Eucharist

At mass this week, a gentleman started crying after receiving the Eucharist.  Loudly.  All the way toward the back of the church and through the back doors.

I lifted my head from prayer when I heard the sobbing, and was moved as I saw this poor man in tears.  

Truth be told, I do not know why he was crying.  I don't even know if they were tears of sadness or joy.

But the fact that it came right after he received the Lord made me wonder why we all don't cry after Communion. 

Whether tears of sadness for His sacrifice, or tears of joy and thankfulness for His love, perhaps we should all be getting a little more emotional in His presence?  

God Bless you.