I regret that I wasn’t able to post a homily for today’s readings. Yesterday morning I got hit with the stomach flu that’s going around, and although I’m mostly recovered now, I wasn’t able to think with enough focus and clarity to write a homily until this afternoon – and now I have to write my homily for the Sunday readings, which I’ll need for the vigil Mass this evening.
I’ve been sick a little bit more often than usual over the past six months, and I’m thinking it may have something to do with our tradition at the parish of giving communion under both species at daily Mass. When I purify the chalice after Communion, I’m getting exposed to the germs of everyone who drank from it… I’m considering switching to giving the Precious Blood by intinction, but that has its own complications. I may post on this again soon – along with something about the cleansing of the chalice and ciborium after Communion, a related topic that people have indirectly asked me about.