Meditations by Padre Pio

"Father, why do you cry when you receive Jesus in Holy Communion?"
Reply: "If the Church can utter the words: 'You did not disdain the womb of the Virgin', speaking of the Incarnation of the Word in the womb of the Immaculate, what should be said about us miserable creatures?! But Jesus said to us, 'He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood will have life everlasting'. So then, let's approach Holy Communion with holy love and fear. May the entire day be preparation and thanksgiving for Holy Communion."