[quote=jmm08]I am also in RCIA. Because I first looked into the matter as to whether Holy Communion was symbolic only or not. I concluded that Eucharistic Adoration was not mere idol worship.
See my posts #20 and #21 under Non-Catholic Religions / “Jack T. Chick: Anti Catholicism at it’s worst”. Let me know if you see a flaw in my thinking in those posts.
See my post #11 under Apologetics / “The Very Early Eucharist—Jesus not present in the Bread and Wine?”. It is quite obvious to me that the early Christian Church did not consider the Holy Eucharist to be only symbolic.
This is a critical matter for you to decide. And you must decide it for yourself (and not just outwardly along with the RCIA people while you inwardly think differently).
Pray that God will give you a clear mind and a clear conscience on this matter. Sometimes the mind can bring up a seemingly intellectual argument only because putting forth an intellectual argument can be easier than to try to correct a moral matter.
If after much thinking you continue to think that Roman Catholics are incorrect to adore mere communion wafers, please do not take your “First Communion” in the Roman Catholic Church. Instead, I would suggest that you should follow your conscience and find the Protestant Church that seems best to you.
Catholic Brothers: When you take time for a “Holy Hour” and if God tells you something. I encourage each of you to start a journal of the things God tells you during “Holy Hour”. Of course, God does not audibly speak to me. And I am actually not so experienced at this. But sometimes at “Eucharistic Adoration” I do get thoughts that I think are from God.
For example, my journal entry under September 24, 2004 has:
“I learned again that it isn’t enough to want Jesus 100%, or more than anything else. Jesus also wants me to die to self. To live for Christ first before considering my own comforts. That is so far away from where I am at this time.”
In nomine Jesu I offer you peace hmm08,
Thank you for your advice. I will look into our posts and I will get back with you. I understand this is a big deal and its one of the reasons I’m bringing it up. I know I can’t continue with my reconcilation if this is not resolved.
I’m going to RCIA Class soon do you think I should tell anyone there about my feelings on this?
Peace, Love and Blessings,