Communion on my Tongue

Though I know the practice of receiving communion in the hand was permitted by the church, I personally prefer to receive communion on my tongue. The reasons are –

  1. “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.

  2. 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

Today the COVID-19 has impacted this. I was really upset at church when the priest announced that communion would be given on the hand. I couldn’t handle the thought that I would have to receive communion with my filthy hands. My eyes were filled with tears, probably because I have been so sentimentally attached to receiving communion on my tongue.

As I was praying about it, I felt the Holy Spirit showing me what it really means to be holy.

I was upset that the reverence for holy communion was lost because I received it with my filthy hands but then, God showed me that all these years I have been receiving holy communion on my tongue and I never really kept my tongue holy enough to receive it. My tongue was used for cuss words, to gossip, to put someone down, to boast, and whatnot. When I think about it today, I feel unworthy that I didn’t give necessary reverence for holy communion all these years. Also, I feel loved that my God was so affectionate that He loved me despite my lack of holiness. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I now choose to make a conscious choice to practice holiness in every possible way I can, irrespective of whether I receive the communion in my hand or tongue.

To everyone who is reading this, I urge you, brothers and sisters, to have control over what you speak. For the scripture says –

“Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” ~ Proverbs 15:4

“Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” ~ Proverbs 16:24

Practice Holiness. Let’s use our tongues to praise our creator who loves us unconditionally.

God Bless!

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2 Responses to Communion on my Tongue

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