This has been the second week that I've visited a home bound elderly couple to bring them the Holy Eucharist and I realize how much I take for granted that I can go to Mass as much as I'd like and receive Jesus in the Eucharist. They were so eager for our companionship but more so for Jesus. I was truly humbled and brought to tears. What an important ministry for those who cannot make it to Mass due to illness or age. I also read the day's gospel reading and they were equally eager to listen.
I'm also a Eucharistic Minister for Mass and have to say that I often do not see the same eagerness and reverence to those I'm handing it to. Maybe it's like the adage "You don't realize what you have until you've lost it" or in this case "until it's difficult to get."