I know, and I believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ.
However, what does the Church mean by 'Body'?
Do they mean a physical body, so when we receive the Eucharist we are eating Jesus' arms, legs, wounds, etc?
Or a spiritual body, since Jesus is the Son of God?
Or a mystical body, since, as Catholics, we share the meal of the Eucharist?
Or is the Eucharist the Word of Christ- since it is Jesus?
Or is the Eucharist like a lamb sacrifice- since Jesus is the sacrificial lamb (Lamb of God)?
Or is it a (wedding) feast in Heaven sent down to Earth?
What is the Eucharist? What did Jesus mean when He said "This is my body"?
I really like the Eucharist, but I cannot comprehend it's mystery. What does the Catechism say about the Eucharist?
Thank you in advance! :)