His Time Machine
And my son said tonight at dinner, reflecting back on his weekend, "If I had a time machine I would keep setting it back to the days of my First Confession and First Holy Communion to live them again."
My youngest son made his First Holy Communion on Pentecost Sunday. On Friday, he made his First Confession with our homeschool pastor. He had been feeling a little sick but as soon as he came out of the confessional he was all business about saying his penance and then so angelic, hugging us all with joy. Christ's Sacrament of forgiveness truly is healing.
This was the first Sacrament one of our children has made in the Extraordinary Form and the high, sung Mass with incense was so lovely. Our Latin Mass Pastor had the parents and Communicant come to the high altar to kneel for the Eucharist and I will never forget looking over to my son as he tilted his head back and received Our Lord....my tears spilled. They have for every first Communion....what else compares to having Christ within you!
Afterwards, again, he was so celebratory and empowered. Our parish had a party in the hall for the 3 boys, pictures were taken. Then 14 relatives traveled to our house for a lovely, temperate day. My son led the table blessing in Latin and asked that we sing Holy God we Praise Thy Name before we cut the cake.
May he always be this in love with Our Lord....