I started receiving on the tongue just a few weeks ago and I am finding it difficult to say “Amen” properly after the priest says “Body of Christ,” for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that it always seems like by the time the priest finishes saying “Body of Christ” he has already got the Host a few inches away from my mouth and moving closer and I have very little time in which to say Amen and stick my tongue out properly. The other reason is that I get overwhelmed being so close to Jesus and about to receive Him and so when I try to say it, it comes out indistinct or inaudible.
This morning I tried to say it but it wasn’t really audible, and as I was receiving the Host, the server holding the paten said “Amen” rather loudly. I felt like I had been corrected while receiving Communion. Maybe I am overreacting because I am struggling with illness right now and other things, but I just want to know, has anyone had this difficulty? If so, what did you do?