Well, I got baptized, got confirmed, got good grades, got my degree, got certified, got a good job, got married, got a good health care plan, got regular checkups, got fired (no, not that, just kidding), but to say I got Holy Communion just doesn’t sound right. Also, I went to college, I graduated, and I retired. But I don’t think I should say I went to Holy Communion or I First Holy Communed,
I made a lot of friends and a few enemies, made some people happy and a few people angry, made hay while the sun was still shining, made my way up the professional ladder, made up for lost time, made a good confession, made a mad dash for the bus, made more mistakes than I like to remember, made another good confession, made my way through life, made a number of decisions, made an apple pie, made dinner for two, made the most out of it, made haste, made waste, made my marriage work, made lemonade out of life’s lemons, made money in the stock market not, made my mark, made an agreement, made out like a champ, made some money, made certain advancements, made much ado about nothing, made short shrift of various things, made no bones about it, made a name for myself, made a few concessions, made music, made a go at it, made mountains out of molehills, made a mixed drink, made a good cup of coffee, made up for past mistakes, made myself at home, made a mess, made a fool out of myself, made my home in Virginia, made a number of trips, made telephone calls, made time for smelling the roses, made my bed and slept in in, made the team, made tracks, made a good shot, made a poptart gun, made the grade, made a ruckus, made a career change, made a full house, made an ugly face, made a witty remark, made a boo boo, made sandcastles, made a snowman, made a difference, made it to Mass on time, made no bones about it, made good spaghetti sauce, made a good impression, made a fire, made a recording, made an *** of myself, made a flight, made a critique, made a valiant effort, made more with less, made a joke, but I never made an encounter of the third kind, I never made more money than I could burn, I never made the newspapers, and I never made a pop tart gun, but I did make my First Holy Communion. .
I received bills in the mail, received a BSBA, received presents on my birthday, received a commendation, received good news, received a radio signal, received some good advice, received plenty of criticism, received a smallpox vaccination, received an honorable discharge, received attention, received something for nothing not, received bad directions, received top honors, received a bad grade, received counseling, received a package from UPS, received email, received mixed signals, received a clean bill of health, received an offer, received guests, and received bad news, but I did not receive a life sentence, I did not receive a Nobel Prize, and I did not receive Bubonic Plague, but I did receive my First Holy Communion.
Also, I did have my First Holy Communion, and sometimes I do seem to have too much time on my hands.