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Biorseth, Monday, July 20, 2020
We have tried to describe the Eucharist herein, but we haven't done as good a job of it as Michael Voris did in the attached One True Faith episode. If you want to understand the practical meaning of Immanuel, or "God Is With Us", you need to read John 6, as if you were there, and as if you were "hearing" rather than reading the words of Jesus. Romans 10:17 gives us the "hearing" way to do Lectio Divina in Biblical realizing and understanding. Faith comes by hearing. Not reading. Hearing.
John 6 doesn't make any bones about it. Time after time, He refers to Himself as manna from heaven, bread, food, his flesh and his blood to be eaten and drunk. And it gets stronger each time, not weaker. When the hearers mumble and grumble and begin to leave Him, He does not call them back. He doubles down on it. His words get stronger and stronger as you read John 6. Ultimately He challenges Peter and the Apostles, too, to see if they are ready to leave Him over His absolute insistence that they must eat His flesh and drink His blood, or go to hell.
This puts Eucharist at the absolute center of Catholicism. Eucharist is and must be the central dogma of the whole faith. All other Catholic doctrine is built up around and pointing to Eucharist. The Presence.
God With Us.
Who else can say it?
When you enter a building with a Tabernacle that contains consecrated Eucharist, you enter the Divine Presence. You are in His eye. He knows that you are there.
He is infinitely more aware of your presence than you are of His.
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thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life:
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the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
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