Promise of the Resurrection
If the Mass had no communion, it would be totalitarianism, because in every communist and fascist state the person gives himself to the state and is put, as it were, in wet cement, and it hardens, and he never gets himself back. But though we die now, we are going to have a resurrection. What are we dying to? We're dying to the lower part of ourselves, the old Adam so that the Christ life, the new creature in us, will have a new risen strength. In communion, therefore, Christ is saying to us, you give me your time, I will give you my eternity. You give me your death, I will give you my life. You give me your nothingness, and I will give you my all.