|THE SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST I - EATING HEALS US!
DID YOU KNOW?
The birthplace of Jesus -
Bethlehem - means
"house of bread."
Many ancient commentators
interpreted this as prefiguring
the Eucharist. Jesus came to
earth in the "house of bread"
and comes to us in the form of
Living Bread every time we
receive him in the
Eating wounded us - Eating heals us!
Pope Urban IV
"Now the serpent was more subtle than
any other wild creature that the Lord
God had made. He said to the woman,
"Did God say, 'You shall not eat of any
tree of the garden'?"
And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but
God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,
neither shall you touch it lest you die.' "But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die.
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,
knowing good from evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that
it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took
of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate." [Genesis 3:1ff]
EATING WOUNDED US. . .
"The devil is called Satan, ancient serpent and snake, is himself the one who seduces the
whole world, who battles against those who guard the Commandments of God and who
have witness of Jesus. From the beginning he is designated the adversary of men and
man-killer. When through sin he made men libel to death. Because by means of his snares
he provokes men to disregard God, he is called "Tempter", "Liar" and "Father of Lies".
Who acts cunningly and falsely, just as [at] the seduction of our first parents...
The "Father of lies" [Jn. 8:44] calls God a liar [Genesis 3:5] and is still lying to mankind.
Satan is the "beguiler' [Gen. 3:13]. It is he who told Eve, "You will not die. For God knows
that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,".
Satan doesn't want you to be like God!
God wants you to be like God. Jesus said. . . "I am the living bread which came down from
heaven; if anyone eats of this bread he will live forever;" [John 6:51] So Jesus said to them,
"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;" [John 6:53]
EATING HEALS US. . .
God wants us to eat the Body of His Son and drink His Blood [John 6:51-56] so that we too
might become "partakers in the divine nature" [2 Peter 1:4] and have "life in us" [Jn. 6:53]. *
Satan, speaking through others; says; "Don't eat - this is idolatry." Today - there are
"some" who say to worship a piece of "bread" as God is idolatrous! When Catholics eat the
Body of Christ & Drink His Blood, they say, it is nothing more than modern day paganism!
They say that; "Eating this bread is bad, and that it will take you further away from the true
God." Instead of becoming like God you will draw away from God. You will be caught in a
cult of "false-religion" and "ritual-worship". "Stay away", they will say - or at the very least,
they will say, "do not believe in the 'Real Presence' of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.''
In the beginning the "father of lies" said "eat". God told Adam & Eve, "Do not Eat".
Now God tells us to "Eat". Satan (the father of lies) tells us "Do not Eat".
|drinks My Blood has eternal life,
and I shall raise him up on the
For my Flesh
is real food
and my Blood is real Drink
He who eats My Flesh
and drinks My Blood
lives in me and I in him."
"On the night he was betrayed
our Lord Jesus Christ took
bread, and when he had given
thanks, he broke it and gave it
to his disciples and said:
“Take, eat: this is my body”.
He took the cup, gave thanks
and said: “Take, drink: this is
Since Christ himself has
declared the bread to be his
body, who can have any
further doubt? Since he
himself has said quite
categorically, This is my blood,
who would dare to question it
and say that it is not his blood?
Therefore, it is with complete assurance that we receive the bread and wine as the body
and blood of Christ. His body is given to us under the symbol of bread, and his blood is
given to us under the symbol of wine, in order to make us by receiving them one body and
blood with him. Having his body and blood in our members, we become bearers of Christ
and sharers, as Saint Peter says, in the divine nature." (St. Cyril of Jerusalem - Early
Church Father & Doctor of The Church)
"EATING BROUGHT DEATH - EATING BRINGS LIFE!"