How do you explain the Real Presence to a child?


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So how do we explain to a child the real presence of Jesus in the host?


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One way might be to say that after the priest says “This is my body… this is my blood,” the host and the consecrated wine are really Jesus in disguise. Although the host appears to be bread and although the consecrated wine appears to be wine, in reality they are really Jesus under the disguise of bread and wine. A young child who dresses up as a witch for Halloween may appear to be a witch but really is not; so too the host and the consecrated wine appear to be bread and wine but really are Jesus.


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