What did Jesus mean when he said this is my blood and this is my body? Did he literally mean that we are supposed to eat his body and drink his blood? Why would he do this? This is a very repulsive thought to me, even symbolically, I am not sure I will ever be able to take communion again. What is the purpose of us symbolically/literally receiving blood and flesh of Jesus Christ?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:51 AM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Lexylex at 6:41 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by okmanders at 9:14 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by pam19 at 9:17 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:35 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
It is completely symbolic.
Answer by asmcbride at 9:21 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
If you are Catholic, then the Eucharist does literally turn into the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, but not in a cannibalistic way. When He said it, many of His disciples were stupefied saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" They understood Him literally, and He did not soften it, or 'correct' them in saying they misunderstood for He was only speaking symbolically. Instead, He added w/ greater emphasis, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him."
If you are Catholic, then this might help you.
Answer by flatlanderjenn at 10:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
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