[quote="PaulinePresbytr, post:1, topic:315990"]
Here's my theory on the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles:
The substance is not usually physical in the material sense (ie matter), though it is in cases like Lanciano. It is spiritual, Christ is consciously part of the Eucharist just as we are consciously part of our bodies. We know that consciousness is a series of electrical impulses, and that life comes from the soul which regulates these electrical impulses to make choices. Our substance, our soul can interact with matter in order to do this. Now Christ, unlike us, is God, he has creative power. We know from quantum mechanics that bread can be changed to flesh by adding and taking away particles on a quantum level. Christ, having creative power, can do this and so, just as we interact with our bodies through electrical impulses, he added and took away particles on a quantum level so as to turn the bread to his flesh, in the case of Lanciano and similar cases.
I have to be honest with you...I have some real problems with how this is worded. Please don't take offense, but let me offer some friendly critiques.
The substance is not usually physical in the material sense (ie matter), though it is in cases like Lanciano.
I know what you're getting at here, and you have the right idea. But, be careful with your wording "not usually physical." In fact, the substantial change that happens in the Eucharist, turning bread into wine, IS a physical change. It's just that most of the time the accidents of bread and wine (what we see, feel, smell, and most importantly, taste) rarely change. Sometimes they do. But, what happened at Lancianno and others places happens at EVERY Mass. It's just that there, the accidents were removed, revealing the true physical substance that was there.
You also said this,
It is spiritual, Christ is consciously part of the Eucharist just as we are consciously part of our bodies.
Again, I would reword this. I know what you mean, but taken at face value, it's incorrect. Christ is not PART of the Eucharist; He IS the Eucharist. And, the Eucharist IS Christ. Saying He is "part" of the Eucharist makes it sound like there is more to the Eucharist than Jesus, when in fact, there is not. I also have a problem with the wording on consciousness. It sounds too dualistic and too Cartesian for my tastes.
You're on the right track...I think you just need to reword some things.