I was a lector that day. After the consecration, I was standing behind the altar with the Eucharistic ministers and the altar servers. The priest, Fr. Mongeon, was saying the final prayer before giving communion. "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb."
And suddenly, I felt a wave of peace. A moment in which I truly believed that God could and would take away the sins of the world. That we would taste the joy of Heaven. My heart was flooded with love. My eyes filled with tears. I knew, in that instant, what Heaven feels like.