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THE CROWN OF THE YEAR
Weekly Paragraphs for the Holy Sacrament
By Austin Farrer
Dacre Press, Westminster
TRINITY xxi 

THIS sacrament is not a special part of our religion, it is just our religion, sacramentally enacted. It is whatever Christ is, and Christ is everything to Christian men. In particular, he is the supreme bond between us. Everyone of you communicating is bound to his neighbour by this, that the Christ who lives in one, lives in the other. You care for your fellow Christian as you would care for Christ, and that in you which does the caring is also Christ. Christ in each cares for Christ in all when we communicate together. The same bond unites us with the saints in paradise, who make up by far the greater part of Christís people, and with our departed friends who may not yet be in paradise, but for whom we care, and for whom we pray.