Body and Blood of Jesus

by FLL Editorial Team

Christ and the Eucharist

參閱天主教教理 1374-1377

In today's gospel, in saying that He should ascend to where He was before, that is, to heaven whole and complete, Jesus declares the literal understanding that he was going to distribute His body in bloody bits to be wrong and that His true origin is divine. It is truly Jesus' flesh and blood in the consecrated bread and wine we receive at Mass and not merely a symbol or a metaphor. Otherwise, how can St. Paul say we eat and drink our own damnation if we receive Him unworthily unless it is really Jesus our Lord and God?

See Catechism of Catholic Church 1374-1377