The Real Presence
Beautifully written. Thank you.
Do you know who the Catholics are who really understand and whole heartedly know, not just believe but know Jesus is fully present in the Eucharist? Protestant converts is the answer! I have asked every convert I know why they finally became a Catholic. To a person they answered the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist! They all said there were doctrines such as the Papacy that took longer for them to really come to grips with, but when they came to believe the bread and wine became Jesus, there was no stopping them. They had to convert!
Jesus is in us and we in Him when His Spirit is within us before we participate in the Eucharist, otherwise we are not in the state of sanctifying grace. There is no benefit for us from the Eucharist apart from this. We are supposed to be alive in Christ at all times.