I had lunch today with a friend of mine who is Catholic, but goes to Protestant services to fellowship with his wife. He discussed some of their sermons where they try to diminish the physical reality of the Eucharist. In our discussions, we noticed an interesting parallel:
Adam and Eve consume the forbidden fruit (a physical experience) and die (spiritually) as a result.
We consume the Eucharist (a physical experience) and have life (spiritually) as a result.
I presume this is discussed at length somewhere. Can someone point me to some handy resources??