I’m a new convert to Catholicism, and am new to this forum, so I apologize if my question is improperly posed or is too long.
The hypostatic union, as I understand it, states that Jesus is fully human and fully divine in such a way as to be “without confusion or separation.” Thus, Jesus has, forever, a physical body (glorified, yes, but also physical).
He also said things like, “I am with you always” and “I am in you and you in Me.” The question is, exactly how is Jesus “with us” and “in us”? If He is with us only spiritually, then we have violated the hypostatic union by separating His physical body from his spiritual body. If we say that He meant only that His Holy Spirit is with us, then we violate the doctrine of the Trinity which states that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not the same person, though they are both fully God. The only answer to this difficutly seems to be the doctrine of the Real Presence, which provides for Jesus to be with us always, both physically and spiritually, and indeed to be in us, as we adore and partake of Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Any comments? Has anyone ever heard of this line of reasoning?