After I commune my shutins, I usually comment that it is a joy to be able to bring the Sacrament to them. Yesterday, after I said this, Ruth took my breath away when she looked right at me and said: "Yes, it is the only thing worth living for." Living in a wheel chair, in a nursing home, lonely much of the time, she craves the forgiveness and eternal life which her Savior gives her; the union with Christ which is the gift of the Supper. The only thing worth living for indeed: to become one with Christ!
Today, as I was setting up communion for Elva, I overhear her daughter tell her that I've arrived to give her communion. She replied immediately: "But I'm not worthy." This oldest member of our parish, and so humble in her approach to the Eucharist! Her daughter immediately assured that none of us is worthy and that's why we need the Sacrament. She happily received it and thanked me for bringing it to her.
"Lord, may Thy body and Thy blood
Be for my soul the highest good!"