If worldly people ask you why you receive Communion so often, tell them that it is to learn to love God … Tell them that for your part you are imperfect, weak and sick and need to communicate frequently with him who is your perfection, strength, and physician … Tell them that you receive the Blessed Sacrament often so as to learn how to receive it well, for we hardly do any action well which we do not practice often.
(Francis de Sales)
‘We wave palms (on Palm Sunday) because we have long awaited God’s deliverance and now we’re within 7 days of it. We wave palms because Jesus shows us life-saving answers when we feel crushed by problems threatening to overcome us. We wave palms because Jesus has set us free from the destructive longings of our fallen nature. We wave palms because, like the pilgrims who came to Jerusalem and gave thanks for their healing by Jesus, we too can really be healed in body, mind, and spirit’.
“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord,
to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith,
has suffered and died for me,
and that he will look on me in love and compassion.”