Paul had just been to Mass on Friday before work and received Jesus in Holy Communion.
Normally afterwards is a time of deep prayer, & personal thanksgiving- of intimate union with Jesus.
This time, something special happened. He felt something he describes as “flames of gold” which felt like electricity, fill his body and mind and he felt in a type of ecstasy. He was so overcome that he thought his heart was going to (literally) fail him. Afterwards the rest of the day was a breeze. He was so joyful all day as he thought about Jesus as he went about his daily work. The whole day felt amazing! It was the tiniest infusion of a fraction of what he imagines heaven will feel like. It was so overwhelming that his body couldn’t take it, he thought, on this earth.
He realised later that this was preparation…
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