Chapter 102

On Preparation for Communion

THE DISCIPLE. Lord, when I consider Your dignity and my own wretchedness, I am full of fear and confusion. For if I do not receive You, I refuse life; and if I intrude myself unworthily, I incur Your displeasure. What, then, shall I do, my God, my Helper, my Counsellor in need? Show me the right way, and set before me some short exercise, suitable for Holy Communion. I must learn to prepare my heart for You devoutly and reverently, both for the fruitful receiving of Your Sacrament, and for the right offering of so august and divine a Sacrifice.

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