Can someone please clarify the following for me? Our church offers receiving communion via the body and blood of Christ once a month. Many people choose to only receive His body and decline on drinking His blood, which I am assuming is ok?
My main question is in regards to those not choosing to receive his blood. After receiving His body if one chooses not to receive His blood, isn’t one supposed to at least acknowledge His presence with a simple bow or is it ok to just pass by? I had thought that the church asks us to bow regardless of receiving while a friend claims that when the body is received it is perfectly ok to just walk by His presence in the blood? I must admit most people I see do not bow to his blood after receiving His body?
My reasoning is if you were walking down a sidewalk and Jesus was there you certainly would acknowledge him. What does the church teach on this matter, can someone please clarify this for me?