A question about the Holy Eucharist

Question: To any normal person, this sounds very much like the script of a gruesome horror film. The whole idea of “eating Jesus’ body” and “drinking his blood” is grotesque in the extreme. What do you believers have to say about this?

Answer: The Jews were required to eat the flesh of the Passover Lamb, ever since God liberated them from slavery, in Egypt.

Christians have been required to eat the risen and glorified flesh and blood of Jesus Christ – the true, Lamb of Godever since he liberated all of mankind from perpetual slavery to Satan, sin and death by his atoning sacrifice on the cross, at Calvary and his subsequent, glorious resurrection from the dead.

This is an essential part of a uniquely powerful Eucharistic Celebration/Commemoration (known as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass) where we Christians joyfully, thankfully and powerfully receive the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ (known as “The Real Presence”) under the more palatable and aesthetically pleasing auspices of ordinary bread and wine.

To put it even more simply:
This is merely one more extraordinary and awesome example

of God’s total self-giving for our salvation.

For those in the know, who possess at least a modicum of true faith, this is historically and traditionally consistent, logical, rational and supernaturally nourishing.

For others, it remains a total mystery and a scandal.

Asked and answered today on Yahoo!Answers. Edited for clarity and content.

Three major Christian relics that are supposed to have Christ’s Blood on them have blood-derived particles. All indicate type AB.

We have recently received correspondence wishing us to make an important point: that blood taken from the famous Shroud of Turin, thought to be the burial cloth of Christ, is reported to be Type AB.

This is fascinating because AB occurs in a small percentage of the populace — and AB is also the blood type in a Eucharistic miracle that occurred long ago — centuries ago — in Lanciano, Italy.

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Planned Parenthood generated $1.2 billion in 2011, destroying one innocent life every 94 seconds.

We all understand why PPFA minimizes the enormous amount of money it takes in from abortion; why it would prefer to talk about anything other than those 339,964 abortions it performed in 2011 (that’s one lost life every 94 seconds); and most of all the grim truth that about one out of every nine women coming through Planned Parenthood’s door will have an abortion!

But all the misleading talk in the world about “only 3%” of its services can’t obscure the reality that PPFA is the largest abortion provider in the nation and is taking aggressive steps to expand that murderous empire — building central abortion megaclinics, adding chemical abortions to their smaller offices, experimenting with technologies such as “webcam” abortions. This can only mean more victims and higher revenues at the abortion giant for years to come.

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Shocking undercover video: How abortion is all about killing “it”.

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An 8-minute Live Action undercover video about killing “it”.

How they won’t show you the ultrasound photos of “it”.

How “it” is often already 6-months (24 weeks) along
and usually capable of living outside the womb.

How “it” must be killed while still inside the mother’s womb
or legally … “it’s” murder.

How they lie about “it” not being a real baby.

How poison “laminaria sticks” will be inserted into the mother,
so “it” might be quickly and conveniently killed.

How “it” will be chopped up, while still inside the womb.

How they lie about “it” not being able to feel pain
as “it” is systematically dismembered.

How “it” will be sucked out – piece by little piece.

How “it” will be placed inside a bottle and sent to a lab.

How the special liquid in the bottle
will make certain “it” is completely and totally dead.

How “it” will be disposed of as medical waste … or used for “parts”.

How they don’t inform the mother about her risks
when aborting “it”.

How they lie about the mother finally being through with “it”.

But wait … there’s more!

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Stuff the abortion promoters at the Sundance Film Festival obviously missed.

Pro-choice author Magda Denes witnessed abortions while writing her book In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital. She was disturbed by seeing the intact body of a baby aborted in the second trimester (5):

I remove with one hand the lid of a bucket … I look inside the bucket in front of me. There is a small naked person there floating in a bloody liquid- plainly the tragic victim of a drowning accident. But then perhaps this was no accident, because the body is purple with bruises and the face has the agonized tautness of one forced to die too soon. Death overtakes me in a rush of madness … I have seen this before. The face of a Russian soldier, lying on a frozen snow covered hill, stiff with death and cold. … A death factory is the same anywhere, and the agony of early death is the same anywhere.

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Sacred Heart, Holy Eucharist, Miracle and Mystery … all Jesus … all the time.

Christ our Lord is really, truly, substantially and sacramentally present in the Eucharist. This Presence is confirmed in a most astonishing way in those Eucharistic miracles where the Host and/or Precious Blood physically and visibly change shape so as to become (in sensible form) flesh and blood.

A question arises, however: Since, in some of these Eucharistic miracles, the Host changes into heart tissue, are we right to say that the Sacred Host is the flesh of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
Read about the Eucharist and the Miracle of Lanciano

Self-control, patience, peace and prayer are essential in changing hearts and minds of the baby killers.

…women have been lied to by our culture — lies that drive them to abortion.

“Contraception sells them the lie that sexual activity can be separated from its life-giving potential, and the pro-contraception culture tells them to go ahead and engage in the act that creates babies even if they’re not ready to have a baby.”

Fulwiler added that organizations such as Planned Parenthood discourage women from understanding reproduction and the miracle that is happening inside their wombs, assuring them that the babies growing within them are not human and may pressure them to abort.

Keeping all of this in mind helps one keep an attitude of charity and sympathy, Fulwiler said.

More on how to gracefully engage pro-aborts

Editor’s note: This is a good article, but people should be strongly cautioned that when engaging militant pro-aborts, and/or leadership of the pro abortion crowd, they should be ready to have a “canned script” and a standard series of pre-planned “rhetorical exercises” expertly deployed against them.

Such things will have absolutely no correlation with logic, morality, the natural law, humanity, or the common good. It’s all about getting you off track and otherwise blunting your argument.

These people are unconcerned about killing babies, hurting women, or shedding innocent blood. They simply want what they want, when they want it … because the government has given them that power. And power … not logic, love, God or humanity … is what the pro abortion movement is all about.

At the very highest levels, we’re dealing with people who are politically motivated psychotic sociopaths … similar to those who routinely executed hundreds of millions of innocent people in Armenia, the Soviet Union, Mexico, Spain, Germany, China, Cambodia, Africa, and elsewhere … and to many of those who are presently holding positions of power within the Obama regime.

This is an ideological struggle between truth and lies, light and darkness, good and evil, life and death … and to successfully contend against those decrepit and malignant forces you’re going to need to put on the full armor of God.

See 2nd Corinthians 6:2-9 and Ephesians 6:10-19.