He already said his blood would wash away sin SO WHAT’S THE FLESH FOR?
If the blood does what’s it’s intended for, why use flesh too?
Is this creepy or what?
Lighten up a little. He said it with a wink and a nod, or whatever. He just wanted to have a little fun at the supper table.
It is not meant to be taken literally. It’s not an endorsement of cannibalism. The bread or wafer represents the Body of Christ. The wine represents His Blood. Remember the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples.
We Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is present in the Eucharist. He is the living bread. When we eat His flesh (the Communion wafer) & drink His blood (the wine or grape juice), we do it in memory of Him. We proclaim our belief that He died on the Cross for our sins (& rose again 3 days later) until He comes again.
Also, because He is in us, we are to share the Good News with all we meet.
It is also said by Jesus that man does not live on bread alone but on the living word of God. Then it is also said in the Gospel of John that Jesus is the word of God “the word became flesh” So if I was to guess he was saying that he is the life force for all humanity-and “true” life comes only from living through him, and in him.
The Blessed Eucharist on the final Supper, on the night he grew to become into betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his physique and Blood. This he did with a view to perpetuate the sacrifice of the bypass by way of the a while till he ought back, and so which you will desire to entrust to his cherished companion, the Church, a memorial of his loss of life and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a demonstration of cohesion, a bond of charity, a Paschal dinner social gathering ‘wherein Christ is fed on, the strategies is crammed with grace, and a pledge of destiny glory is given to us.'”one hundred thirty five
The greatest miracle in our world today is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ present in the sacrament of the altar every time Mass is said. This is the unchanging belief of the Catholic Church and of all of the Orthodox Christian Churches. It requires the greatest act of our faith and it is the ultimate humility on the part of Jesus who desires to come to us in the form of mere bread.
ALL of the Fathers of the Church believed and taught that the Holy Sacrament of the altar is Jesus’ True Body and Blood under the appearance of bread and wine. It is why Jesus said, “This IS my Body….this IS my blood” (see John 6). He never used the word “symbolizes” or “represents”. Of those who think otherwise, Martin Luther who insisted that it was the devil who makes people think that it is mere symbolism or representation.
Flesh is to hold the blood in so it doesn’t run all over.
Jesus took the traditional Jewish blessings over wine and bread and turned them into a pagan sacrifice.
So much for progress.
Who can be certain that are his words. It’s simply a matter of belief.
(symbolic of “The Bread of Life” ) “bread and wine?” hello?
flesh = he is the bread of life who came down from heaven…..the word of god….he is saying read the word of god ( bible)
blood = forgiveness…..accept his forgiveness