I have heard many times, Catholics claiming that they occassionally abstain from His Eucharist at Mass on account of them not being properly disposed to receive Communion.
I understand what the phrase means, but I am not sure I understand why this is considered an acceptable or justifiable decision.
It seems to me, that if I were not properly disposed to receive Communion, I would either have to take something that is bothering my conscience to Reconciliation, or I may need medical attention regarding the health of my mind.
Is it really justified to abstain from Communion because we are not “properly disposed”? Or would that be a dishonor to Jesus?