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How to eat the Body of Jesus and drink the Blood of Christ for Eternal Life? - 5.
Commentary by the Catholics and I added a little, Just to tell you what the people of Books have made out of this Parable.
The Eucharist is much more than a memorial service using grape juice and crackers. It is a sacrifice and a meal. The sacrifice comes in two forms: 1) us giving our whole selves to Christ and 2) the continuation of the sacrifice made by Christ of His flesh (As the Lamb of God and not of His Blood, His Word, that is Eternal) and blood. The meal is accepting the gift of holy food in the form of the body and blood of Christ.
Many Protestant Churches misinterpret John 6 and believe it is symbolic. The passage "It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." often confuse people that do not understand that the terms "flesh" and "blood" are used two different ways in the passage. Initially, Jesus is speaking literally of His flesh and blood. This is what we now call the Eucharist. His use of flesh and blood in the last portion is moving to the familiar analogy between flesh (earthly things) and spirit (heavenly things). He is simply stating that His (literal) flesh and blood are of spirit (of heaven) while flesh (all earthly things) are of no use. He is simply telling us that His flesh and blood are spiritual food. Real food!
Most Protestant Churches teach the truth about Jesus, but do they teach the whole truth? Are you like one of the followers of Jesus; only the Blind follow others whilst the people of spirit go for Light or the Living Bread that Jesus was Preaching, the Gospel Truth, who found this hard to believe? When considering the Catholic Church, remember these powerful words of Christ:
"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you."
Shouldn't your answer be: "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life".