My previous post, The Eucharist: Part I, focused on the origin and effects. Since there is so much to be said about the Blessed Sacrament, I’ll continue here…
In addition to receiving Jesussacramentally, we can receive Him spiritually. This is known as Spiritual Communion. We can ask the Lord to come to us wherever we may find ourselves – at home, work, school, outdoors, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the church!
In a previous post, Love One Another, I explained that the true meaning of love is sacrifice and that we see the greatest demonstration of this on the cross. Another way in which Jesus demonstrates His great love for us is through the Eucharist.
The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ – and not merely a symbol. The Eucharist is His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity; and nothing can substitute or mirror this reality.
The Institution of the Eucharist occurred at the Last Supper: