In yesterday’s mass (June 26), the priest talked about hospitality. That made me think about Christ sharing meals with sinners, such as the tax collector.
How is it that Christ had no qualms about sharing meals with sinners, but the Church doesn’t allow just anyone to take Communion?
Also, I remember reading somewhere that we need to be in a “state of grace” to take Communion. What does that mean? If I haven’t been to Reconcilation in many, many, many years, am I still allowed to take communion?