[quote="rcwitness, post:1, topic:324489"]
What good does the flesh do to us? Why is it better than believing the bread and wine are only a symbol of what Jesus did for us?
I do not doubt Our Eucharist. I just want to hear what Catholics (and even non-Catholics) have to say about what the actual benefits are, not just why you believe He does truly become food for us.
Please, non-Catholics, feel free to share your devotion to Breaking Bread as well! I genuinely would like to learn more of your understanding of the practice:)
Peace be with you
thank you for including the Breaking Bread Christians.
Secondly, thank you for the thread and opportunity.
I guess, technically, I am neither.**
Having Broken Bread most of my life, I felt Him with me and within me as my faith in Him grew.
(And if I converted at this very moment, I stilll will have Broken Bread longer.)
Did I as yet know the Catholic teaching on this? Not at all. So perhaps I knew something before I knew something. You know?! :p
But, in later years, as I did learn the Catholic teaching, I said, "Hey! Wait a minute...!"
(And I never understood the Breaking Bread's view of the Crucifix, and again, before I knew the whys of each "side," so to to speak. Once I understood each view, (Good Friday 2011), I said, "Hey! Wait a minute...!"
** I am in RCIA and cannot partake. This saddens me. Not only because I believe in the manner required to partake, but also, because, unwittingly, I always have....