Rest tastes like communion

“If, therefore, you are heavy-laden and feel your weakness, then go joyfully to this Sacrament and obtain refreshment, consolation, and strength. For if you would wait until you are rid of [...]

Who should not commune?

“To be sure, it is true that those who despise it and live in an unchristian manner receive it to their hurt and damnation; for nothing shall be good or wholesome to them, just as with a [...]

Worthy sinners at the Lord’s Supper

“For no one will make such progress that he will not retain many daily infirmities in flesh and blood. Therefore such people must learn that it is the highest art to know that our Sacrament [...]

Exhortation and means

“For as in other matters pertaining to faith, love, and patience, it is not enough to teach and instruct only, but there is need also of daily exhortation, so here also there is need of [...]

Why stay away from a gift?

“Now, it is true, as we have said, that no one should by any means be coerced or compelled, lest we institute a new murdering of souls. Nevertheless, it must be known that such people as [...]

How often must I…or how little?

” 39] In conclusion, since we have now the true understanding and doctrine of the Sacrament, there is indeed need of some admonition and exhortation, that men may not let so great a [...]

communing rightly is a gift of God

“35] The treasure, indeed, is opened and placed at everyone’s door, yea, upon his table, but it is necessary that you also claim it, and confidently view it as the words suggest to [...]

You can’t eat for someone else

“On this account it is indeed called a food of souls, which nourishes and strengthens the new man. For by Baptism we are first born anew; but (as we said before) there still remains, [...]