DAVID EUCHARIST: We are also with Jesus Christ within each Consecrated Host of the Eucharist

We are also with Jesus Christ within each Consecrated Host of the Eucharist


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We are also with Jesus Christ within the Eucharist —it is said in His Word— and, therefore, when we take Him in Communion, then we join each other and we receive to our neighbour in Communion too, through Him.
Prerequisite: be baptized Catholic and be confessed (in sanctifying grace). This entails truly believe and accept Jesus Christ as God and Savior, and put all our hope in Him with great faith, love and worshiping to Him truly present in the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is Jesus Christ alive and in Person, yes, but we are also in Him and with Him by the action of the Holy Spirit and by the effect of sanctifying grace. Our presence with Him in the Eucharist is supernatural, invisible, but real, like the Angels; for Jesus himself said that this will happen in Heaven (Mt 22:30), and the Eucharist is the anticipated Heaven. A participatory presence that is like a growing presence and adherence to His Love and Grace, that will be greater to the extent of the degree of holiness (holy love) and purification of the soul. For the souls of Heaven this union with Him in the Eucharist reaches the maximum extent permitted by God. For the souls of earth and purgatory, this coexistence with Him is still growing, has not yet reached its zenith, and is proportional to the degree of purification: but one day they will also achieve the complete union and the full presence.

We really are with Him in the Eucharist, because it was Him who said it so explicitly, and promised four times in Scripture: Jn 6:56,12:26,14:3,17:24:

• Jn 6:56: "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."

• Jn 12:26: "Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me."

• Jn 14:3: "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be."

• Jn 17:24: "Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world."

On other occasions he also alludes to this unit:

• Jn 14:20: "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you."

• Jn 15:4-5: "Remain in Me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without Me you can do nothing."

• Rv 3:20:  "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with Me."

As we see, Jesus promises us to be with Him where He is, without specifying whether it will be only in Heaven or also in advance in the Eucharist, but with universal scope: wherever He was. Then this applies both to the Eucharist as Heaven, and to Heaven as in the Eucharist, for He is equally in both places. Our presence There is of "angelic" type (supernatural, invisible, but real, agile, loving and spiritual), for Jesus himself said that in Heaven we will be like angels (Mt 22:32), and the Eucharist is already the anticipated Heaven, Heaven on earth, and we are there with Him as his "guardian angels of Eucharistic love", accompanying Him on earth.

This fact is also confirmed indirectly from the Teachings of the Church contained in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1323, 1326, 1331, 1340, 1402, 1419, 2837), because the Church teaches that in the Eucharist we are already living in advance and in a preparatory manner, all the Realities of Heaven, our eternal union with God. And so as our hope is to be one with God in Heaven, that hope is "embodied" here and now with anticipation in every Eucharist. In the Eucharist as in Heaven and in Heaven as in the Eucharist, are accomplished the same supernatural and eternal realities: they are only two levels of the same Reality.

• CCC # 1326: "Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all (1 Cor 15:28)."

• CCC #1331: "Holy Communion, because by this sacrament we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body [...]."

• CCC #1340: "[...] the Eucharist, which fulfills the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the Church in the glory of the kingdom."

• CCC #1402: "[...] the Eucharist is also an anticipation of the heavenly glory."

• CIC #1419: "[...] Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice [...] unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints."

• CIC #2837: «"[...] "this day" is the Day of the Lord, the day of the feast of the Kingdom, anticipated in the Eucharist that is already the foretaste of the Kingdom to come. [...]".».

Church effect:

So, if you and me are, by effect of sanctifying grace, really present in the Eucharist with and through Jesus (in a supernatural presence of type 'angelic'); then, whenever we take Communion, we receive not only Jesus, but we also receive one another, everyone to each other in and through Jesus.

The Eucharistic Communion does not take place only with regards to God, because the communion with God brings us into communion with every soul united to God; ie, to the universal ecclesial communion. The image of a tree with its branches and leaves allows us to visualize very well, as well as all the branches and leaves without being the tree, are a constituent part of the tree, even when not directly connected with each other, the are connecte by the same sap and the same trunk and roots, joining them together in perfect unity. It also occurs in the Eucharist. The souls are the leaves attached to the Tree of Eucharist which is the Universal Church, of which the Trunk is Jesus Christ, the Root is God the Father, and the Holy Spirit is the Sap. And although they are not directly connected to each other, they share the same Sap, which is the Eucharistic Blood of Jesus, who acts as Eucharistic Universal Bridge, connecting through Him the Purgatory with Heaven and with Earth. With no more distances of space or time, as there are none of them in God, but in Him we join all the souls of all places of the universe and of all ages from Adam and Eve to the present, or from the future, which share or will share with Jesus Christ the Grace of His Salvation.

So, it is impossible to receive God in Communion and to not receive neighbor in Communion too. And when I say neighbor I do not mean an abstract, theoretical concept; but to each individual person we know and that God sends our way, one by one, and full name. We must receive God in Communion, and then one by one all the souls we can as an act of intercession on their behalf and for our sanctification.


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