At the National Cemetery, I knew that there would be a military ceremony before my Grave Side Service. I also knew to what great degree of reverence the soldiers would give to the Flag of the United States of America. Remember, the flag is nothing more than a symbol that stands for the country, the USA. So I took some pictures of the flag folding just to show the exact and precise actions and reverence these military men give to the Flag of The United States, a mere symbol. And then we compare that with how Jesus is respected in Holy Communion. Now we go to see with what precise, reverence and respect is given to, NOT A MERE SYMBOL, BUT THE TRUE PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD in Holy Communion. Here are freemasons is being given Jesus’ Body.So lets admit it, Jesus gets very very little respect from Catholics in comparison with what a flag receives that is only a mere symbol. If a flag can demand such respect, the why are we treated with such contempt and labeled extremest, when we demand this same respect and reverence for God in Holy Communion. A Flag has to be taken down from the flag pole every evening unless it has a light shinning on it. There is definite laws about it has to be placed in front of any other countries flags. Burning a flag is a criminal action. But if we ask Catholics to kneel and receive Jesus on the tongue, we are disciplined by bishops and priests. If we tell Catholics and non Catholics, at weddings and funerals, that they only can receive Jesus if they are Catholic and have confessed all their mortal sins, we get in trouble because we are not inclusive and not showing respect to everyone who wants to receive “one of those little wafers” that everyone else gets to go up and get.
Yes, Real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is not treated as good as a flag, a mere symbol. May we always show respect and honor to Jesus in The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, Holy Communion. We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and know who is really present in the Holy Host and to receive Him in humble adoration on our knees.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.