More than a “sign” or “symbol,” the Eucharist is actually and truly the fullness of Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. And we need the Eucharist—we need it because as human beings, we have intellects that draw us to need physical, visible, substantiated proof that: 1) God exists, and 2) Jesus is God in the flesh.
The connection between the physicality of the Eucharist and the physicality of the glory of bodily resurrection is found earlier in the “Bread of Life Discourse” in John’s Gospel: “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day” (John 6:53-54).
Jesus wants to be with us! Go to Mass and Eucharistic Adoration to be with him!
- Justin McClain, O.P.
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