Can I just say that we have an awesome God? I continue to be amazed by His love and grace, and how He moves our hearts to Him. Writing this post has been on my heart for a while now, though I hesitated because I feared the reaction it may get. But it has been a nagging thought, so here it is.
I have felt God’s peace before in my life, usually a calm that sets in during my prayers, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard or felt Him until this past spring. I was attending Mass and during consecration of the Eucharist, I suddenly felt this burning yet peaceful aura fill me. I felt as though I was glowing. I had liked the idea that the Eucharist was indeed the body of Christ, but wasn’t quite sure if it was true; in that moment I knew that Christ was indeed in the Eucharist. This knowledge brought tears to my eyes, and my heart ached to be able to take part in communion.
I have felt this feeling several more times when attending Mass, and the ache is still there. And I find it incredibly comforting. I wish that everyone could experience this feeling.
I know that this is a point of friction between Protestantism and Catholicism, and I don’t mean for this post to become a forum for everyone to yell how their belief is better I just wanted to share something I think is awesome. I want an open discussion, but inappropriate comments or attacks on others’ beliefs will not be tolerated.