Hi. I have recently run into some people who insist that the Eucharist is actually digested after one partakes of it. The language they use is not respectful and I don’t wish to go into details although they do. I understand that when we partake of the Eucharist we are partaking of the actual Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the risen Christ and that it is intimate and that our souls are nourished.
I don’t know how to respond to these people who are making rude comments about this most Holy Sacrament. I can’t find official Church teaching and so I thought I would ask here.
What exactly happens when a person partakes of the Eucharist? Is there official Church teaching? What can I tell these people?
P.S. I mean absolutely no disrespect to God with my question. I would not blaspheme God for anything. My questions are very serious and asked with nothing but respect for the Eucharist which is Jesus and which I worship.