[quote=Verbum Caro]Hi tkdnick,
In that case, I would suggest that you stress the fact that we receive the Whole, True, Living Christ in the sacrament.
When we say that Christ is present really and substantially in His **Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, **we stress the fact that Christ is whole and entire in the sacrament. He is the ressurected Christ.
Cannibalism implies at least one, if not two things:
- The person is diminished by being eaten
- The person is dead (implied, but not necessarily)
In the Eucharist neither is true. Christ is not diminished. Although we truely eat and consume Him, we do not “subdivide” Him, we do not take bites of His flesh, and by so doing diminish or do violence to His bodily integrity.
All cannabilism results in a diminishment of the body, or bodily integrity of the victim.
Not so in the Eucharist. You receive Christ whole and entire, always.
What do you think?
Not to speak for tkdnick, but I think your is a very good explanation.