I am fairly certain that it is not possible to “take” love. If someone can explain how it is possible to “take” love - I’d like to understand how it is possible.
I do know that when I do love someone - it is out of my choice to give that love. The other person cannot force me to love them. Likewise, when I am loved by another, I am not able to just walk up and take that love from them. It is a gift that I receive from them.
Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. My Protestant parents and just about every other Protestant person I’ve talked to believes that the Communion is symbolic. However, I’m aware that this is not true for all Protestant denominations - and that some say that there is a Real Presence associated with Communion.
In all cases, however, I think we can say that the point of Communion is some sort of reception of Christ - be it manner of the Eucharist, or a symbolic gesture.
Is it actually possible to “take” Christ?
When I hear people say that they are “taking Communion”, I really wonder what they are talking about. I will “take” a vitamin, because the vitamin is sitting in a pill bottle. I grab the pill bottle, shake out a vitamin, and then take the vitamin. The vitamin has no choice. So, I “take” the vitamin.
Communion is not about “taking” something akin to a pill. My parents say that they consider themselves to be doing something spiritual whey they “take Communion.”
Is there a good reason to use the word, “take” when talking about Communion?