A Powerful Picture

 A friend snapped this picture of me receiving Holy Communion at the Mass for Christ the King.

There's a lot going on here.

In particular, there are two aspects that really struck me. The first is the priest's face. There is an intense care on his face. He has this look as though he's giving me everything he can, everything he has, to help me become a holy husband/father. Of course, what he is giving is everything I could ever want or need. Thank you Father W.

The second aspect concerns my three-year-old son beside me. He's staring at me as I receive, gazing with interest and awe. I never knew this. I'm thankful for the picture. Such moments must play a crucial role in his spiritual development.

So we have the action of the priest passing through me and down to my son. As God intended it to be.


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