Though I know the practice of receiving communion in the hand was adopted and approved by the Second Vatican Council, I personally prefer to receive communion on my tongue. The reasons are –
“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”
Every time I utter this prayer before receiving communion, I feel a strong desire to claim God’s love and make myself worthy of His love.
- I personally felt that the priest who offered the sacrifice on the altar was worthy to touch the communion while I was not. So I preferred to take communion on my tongue directly from the priest’s holy hand