Jesus started the Eucharist, when at His last earthly supper with His commissioned, He broke bread from one loaf into pieces and before passing the bread pieces to the others He stated "This is my body... then the wine "This is my blood"... . Jesus has stated, and it is stated in the Old Testament, "The bread of Life, I am the bread of Life.":cake:
There are many ways of interpreting this and each one has one or more aspects that are true. Simply put, physically we experience a certain way of being when hungry and thirsty, when full, after eating and drinking, physically we experience something else. Emotionally, (actually Spiritually) without the Lord Jesus we experience life a certain way, with the Lord Jesus we experience life a different way. (Is there an inbetween or is this just a yes or not?) :ouch:
Everybody eats. Everybody drinks. We need too. People do not live a long life physically if they don't. Everybody believes that people have to eat. Has anyone ever met anyone who claims they do not believe they have to eat or drink? And such it is with out spirituality-from Jesus's perspective-People, who are born into sin, NEED Jesus as badly as they need food and drink.:popcorn::coffeeread:
AND furthermore, the accepting of the Eucharist and/or the wine has nothing to do with others. IT IS NOT A SYMBOL. This act says nothing about us to others. THIS SACRAMENT IS ONLY-AND ONLY-A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE SELF AND JESUS-THE BEHAVIOR SAYS- I AM WILLING TO BE YOURS, DO WITH ME AS YOU WILL, I AM YOURS. How it pains me to know that there are so many in the Church who accept this Blessed Sacrament and still turn their backs to Jesus.
Yet, the pieces of bread, the manna, the Eucharist, all are very large compared to the mustard seed size of Faith that gets us started. I find this fact to be interesting!