Monday, June 07, 2004

Receiving communion.

Church was really good yesterday. Not only did my mother join me again but we participated in the communion. Just in case you didn't know, I grew up Catholic and the Eucharist is a blessed sacrament. You can only participate if you have had your first communion. A big celebration that occurs in the first grade for most. I have always enjoyed getting communion. I have come to appreciate it more now that I am older, not old, older :-). I have never participated in the ritual in a Christian community before. I have heard about it but never actually seen it being done. It was definitely an experience. Very different than my Catholic upbringing but it really touched me this morning. As I was receiving both the blood and body I shed tears. It was a very emotional service for me. I don't know why but so many times I held back some tears. Some times I couldn't.

On another note, my friend Nadine visited. I haven't seen her since the Easter weekend. We chatted it up pretty good, caught up with the going-ons in our life, went for dinner, watched a movie and ended the night pretty late. I know I said I would be getting proper sleep, but there are always exceptions and she definitely qualifies as one.

Baseball is tonight, and my kids are joining me in the outing. I am so looking forward to it.

1 comment:

Scott said...

very cool to read. so many people just blow it off as "normal" and forget the awesome significance and sacrifice of what they are recreating.