The other night I had a very vivid dream.
I dreamed Mass was being celebrated at the Cathedral and the faithful were moving up the aisle to receive Holy Communion. There was a visiting priest celebrating the Mass and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion present there also. Yet, the Ciborium containing the consecrated Hosts, was placed in the middle of the altar so that the people could reach in and get their own Communion. It was a sort of self-serve Holy Communion.
I was aghast especially when I realized there was a priest and an EMHC there who could give Communion to everyone. Then it dawned on me...I was also an EMHC! I then took the Ciborium and gave out Holy Communion to the rest of the faithful.
Then I went to the tabernacle to place the Ciborium in it. I found that there was now a combination lock on it and I did not know the combination. Frantically, I searched for the pastor, who in reality is the pastor of a neighboring church. I was encourage to see that he was upset by what had just occurred in the church.
Then I woke up.
Interestingly, I recently resigned from serving as an EMHC at our parish church. One reason for my doing so is that I feel that we have sufficient EMHCs (or maybe too many) at the Mass that my family and I attend.
Yesterday, I was asked to substitute for one of the EMHCs who did not make it to that Mass.
Strange how that that happened after that particular dream and after I had asked not to be assigned as EMHC in the future. Is God trying to tell me something?