In post-dinner discussion with my husband, a comment he made caused me to realize that at The Last Supper, Jesus gave His Body to all at the table . . . even Judas. Jesus knew what he was going to do (Mark 14: 18-20), yet did not deny him Communion.
This led me to thinking - should a priest deny Communion to a parishioner of whom the priests knows his or her sins? If he does, has he broken the seal of the confessional?
Why didn't Jesus say, "This is My Body, take and eat . . . except you, Judas?" I am thinking about whether Jesus knew the grace His Body would bestow and the absolute need Judas had for it, given his circumstances.
I have to think about this more. What are your thoughts? Do you think they are consistent with Jesus Christ?