Your boasting is not a good thing. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
From all eternity God existed. The Lover, the Father, gives love to the Beloved, the Son. The Love exchanged between them in loving Gaze, the Holy Spirit. Love gives. Love creates and is creative. The first thought of creation was the Immaculate Conception. From the beginning of time she was there. It is a mystery we cannot fully comprehend, the union between uncreated Immaculate Conception and created Immaculate Conception. From the sacrifice on the cross, which restores and redeems our loving gaze, she was there.
Because of the fall God came to restore us. The second person of the Blessed Trinity did so by coming through the Immaculate Conception.
Thus at our Baptism we are conceived anew in Him. Our original sin wiped away. Our humanity meeting the divine. Our baptism unites the new birth of the Incarnation and the death of crucifixion of our old life, all with our Mother there. She becomes our Mother and Christ becomes our brother. All through the unity of the Holy Spirit and the creative love of God.
At Confirmation Our Mother is also there as she was in the upper room at Pentecost in a prayer of the Mystical Body uniting the family to the Trinity. Their surrender filling them with the Glory of God that she already knew. God wanting to complete us as she is complete. And our Mother is the Mother of God, a crown reserved for her alone.
The Eucharistic meal is a sharing in all of the family. The Son’s human DNA came from His Mother. It is that of Mary. And the Trinity dwelt inside of him. Thus we as brother’s and sisters in this family receive the DNA of the family of God. It is incorporated into us. We renew our covenant with our family each time we receive.
We take heaven into us. And so it is that we want to take care that there is no hell within us when we receive. We receive and we are purified to be pure vessels and we should want to cooperate in that. We are made in the image and likeness of God. The Eucharist is purging us.
The suffering we accept because of this purging is marrying us to heaven. When we fight in pride we are actually fighting heaven, the family of heaven, inside of us.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord. Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For all who eat and drink without discerning the body, eat and drink judgment against themselves. 1 Corinthians 11:27-29
The more we allow God to purify us, the more we accept suffering of purification, the more we surrender instead of fight, the more a soul is united to God in making reparation for the Mystical Body. And the Blessings of the Father on the Family are restored.
Thus when we approach the Eucharist we really must discern our sins. A Priest too must discern those in public mortal sin. A Priest who denies communion to one in public mortal sin should have the interior disposition of sparing that soul destruction, if only the soul would take pause and listen. It is a position of humility. The priest too has the duty to protect the rest of his flock too. If they do give it to someone in public mortal sin, the message to the rest of the flock is that we are okay handing you to destruction.
The hierarchy has the authority to decide and that is the question that needs to be asked. Are we okay handing the flock to destruction?
God will be God. He will work all things for the good of those who love Him. The Eucharist is Love Himself. Love is not weaponized, love does what love does. It destroys sin. We can cooperate and try to meet God in helping our fellow man destroy sin by encouraging Confession before reception or we can say, “come regardless of your sin, no need to bother changing.” Either way God will take care.
you are to hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5:5
The former, cooperating in our purification, is a path of joy and peace and fulfillment, even in suffering. The latter brings, as scripture tells us, wrath.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. Romans 1:18
We get to choose. May the Seat of Wisdom help us choose wisely.