Have you ever had a piece of the Eucharist stuck in your teeth? I have at times felt with my tongue a piece of his most Precious Body caught in the cap of a tooth. I remember once thinking of grabbing a tooth pick (to dislodge and to swallow) and then I realized I would be like Roman centurion Longinus who put a spear into his side. Then I also realized how cool it was to have a temporary tabernacle in my mouth and the the Eucharist would remain with me a little longer before being digested. No attempt here to be sacrilegious, after all Jesus is the the way the tooth and the life.
Be careful though. The tooth will always out.
I’ve had similar thoughts. It’s good to hear someone else meditating on this.
I think I always find it disturbing to notice a small remainder of the precious Body of Christ that was not consumed fully, all at once. Your idea of a tabernacle mouth is a good one. 🙂
That’s all very well, but tabernacles should be accompanied by taberncacle lamps.
There’s a story told about St. Philip Neri that he noticed a man leaving the church immediately after receiving Holy Communion and he instructed an altar server holding a candle to follow the man.
I’ll never go to the Dentist’s after Church again!
As we were leaving the church parking lot one Sunday, my daughter (then 11) said, “Drive carefully, Dad; you’ve got blood on your breath!”
this is a keeper.
Next time I might bring a crimson-red lampion to Mass just in case… hehe