[quote=teresas1979]I know many who question whether Jesus meant to actually EAT Himself though, as apparently there are many passages which refer to “eating God” in Scripture (I can find them out exactly if necessary) which are clearly meant in a different manner. The most common objection, though, is that Jesus meant the Word as we hear at the beginning of John’s Gospel; and so it is the Word we should “eat” and not Jesus Himself.
I welcome all arguments to this train of thinking…
(IMO Jesus is certainly spiritually if not bodily present in the Eucharist)
I imagine this is similar to the objection of those that would stone Jesus after He said “before Abraham was, I AM” in claiming His divinity. This also ties into the charge of blasphamy at the trial.
God would not lower himself to take the form of a man. It is far benieth his dignity.
Do you believe: God would not lower himself to take the form of bread. It is far benieth his dignity?
God has the power, the desire, and told us that this he would do. So trust in the word of the Lord and believe.