HOLY COMMUNION : The Holy Communion can be described as the culmination of the Liturgy – as an intimate union with our divine Bridegroom, Jesus in the Eucharist.The Mass is considered a wedding feast by considering the words of the priest before we receive Holy Communion:
Behold the Lamb of God
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb
The Holy Communion has a marital dimension. Husbands and wives give themselves to each other in the marital act, uniting their bodies in the most intimate way possible. Similarly, our divine Bridegroom comes to unite Himself to us in the most intimate way possible here on earth, giving his very body and blood to us in the Eucharist. This is why the tradition of thanksgiving after communion is so important. We should want to rest with Our Lord, to talk to him and thank him at many points in our lives, but most especially as he is dwelling within our souls in those moments after Holy Communion. This is the time for us to take a few moments to rest with our Beloved, to give him our tender attention and thanksgiving, and to express our love for him.