Worthy and unworthy reception of Holy Communion


In „Amoris Laetitia - On love in the family” (Pope Francis 2016)


186. … Those who approach the Body and Blood of Christ may not wound that same Body by creating scandalous distinctions and divisions among its members.
This is what it means to “discern” the body of the Lord, to acknowledge it with faith and charity
both in the sacramental signs and in the community;
those who fail to do so eat and drink judgement against themselves
(1 Cor 11:29).

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Questo testo biblico è un serio avvertimento per le famiglie che si richiudono nella loro propria comodità e si isolano, ma più specificamente per le famiglie che restano indifferenti davanti alle sofferenze delle famiglie povere e più bisognose.

Dieser biblische Text ist eine ernste Warnung für die Familien,
die sich in die eigene Bequemlichkeit zurückziehen und sich abschotten,
ganz besonders aber für die Familien,
die angesichts des Leidens der armen und am meisten bedürftigen Familien gleichgültig bleiben.

The celebration of the Eucharist thus becomes a constant summons for everyone “to examine himself or herself ” (v. 28), to open the doors of the family to greater fellowship with the underprivileged, and in this way to receive the sacrament of that eucharistic love which makes us one body.

We must not forget that “the ‘mysticism’ of the sacrament has a social character”.  

When those who receive it turn a blind eye to the poor and suffering, or consent to various forms of division, contempt and inequality, the Eucharist is received unworthily.

 On the other hand, families who are properly disposed and receive the Eucharist regularly, reinforce their desire for fraternity, their social consciousness and their commitment to those in need.

Formatting by M.Hanglberger (www.hanglberger-manfred.de )


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