Often the work of the Lord itself may be a temptation to keep us from that communion with Him which is so essential to the benefit of our own souls.
Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ.
I was born and raised Catholic, so it's in my blood. I don't go to church... I was born and raised Catholic, which is about the extent of my religion. My parents made one request: that I have my first Holy Communion.
I have blessed hands. I got my hands blessed by the priest, and I am able to give out Holy Communion at Mass. It is lovely to be part of it.
I always have a funny story at communion time that underscores that no one is perfect, and that communion is not for perfect people but for hungry people.