We use the term “communion” to refer to receiving
the body of Christ in the form of bread and wine.
This is our shorthand way of saying that we
are celebrating and renewing our communion with Jesus.
The Glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (“CCC”)
defines the term “communion”. After speaking of the bread and wine,
it goes on to say:
“More generally, our fellowship and union with Jesus
and other baptized Christians in the Church, …”
You are a unique individual and God treasures your individuality.
God wants fellowship with you; that is friendship, companionship, love.
At the same time God wants to be in union with you.
God freely gives Himself to you.
He hopes and dreams that you will freely give yourself to Him.
God hopes for:
unity in commitment;
unity in understanding;
unity in love.
Communion is the free, voluntary
commitment of two beings to each other and
simultaneously an enjoyment of their uniqueness.
Jesus left you a letter expressing His love of you.
Read it and increase your communion with Him: Jesus love letter