As we move into this season of Advent we are reminded that it is a time of preparing for the "coming of the Lord." We remember the coming of the Lord as the babe in the manager, but there is another coming of the Lord that we can prepare for. This is the "coming of the Lord" in the Eucharist. Every time we come to the Altar to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist we receive Jesus. Jesus said in St. John that this IS my body and blood.
So as we come to the table of the Lord to receive the sacrament, let us come with a renewed sense of meeting Jesus and receiving Him.