"If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." - St. Maximilian Kolbe
This past weekend our youngest received her first and second Holy Communion. Great day - it was - for real.
If you are a Catholic Christian you understand the ginormous joy this day holds. I have been struggling all week to find the words to explain this feeling to our non Catholic brothers and sisters and have failed completely. I just could not find a relevant analogy.
As we waited in the school before the mass the men watched the women going into full Martha mode: straightening out veils and ties, curling or flattening out hair with spit, chatting with the other moms about how many guests would be at home and what they would be fed hoping there would be enough.
It was just after the line-up and before the procession to the Church that one of the dads said, “It’s like a wedding but with out the dread.”
As we went over I began to hum an old hymn “…sometimes it causes me to tremble.”