Blessed Sacrament

The Blessed Sacrament is biblical and historical.

Jesus Said: "I AM the living bread which came down from heaven... except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood; you shall not have life in you... He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day... my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed... he that eateth this bread shall live forever..." Read John 6:36-67

1st Century Christian and student of St. John the Evangelist said: "They that abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, raised up again. They who deny the gift of God are perishing in their disputes" (Letter to the Smyrnaeans 6:2--7:1 [A.D. 110]). - St. Ignatius Bishop of Antioch

Justin Martyr said: "For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Savior, having been made flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh." Justin Martyr, First Apology, 66 (c. A.D. 110-165)

St. Irenaeus (d.c. 202) said: "Wine and bread are by the word of God changed into the Eucharist, which is the Body and Blood of Christ."

John 6:27,31,49 - there is a parallel between the manna in the desert which was physically consumed, and this "new" bread which must be consumed.

John 6:51-52- Jesus says that the bread He is referring to is His flesh. The Jews take Him literally and immediately question such a teaching. How can this man give us His flesh to eat? 

And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.

In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.

And taking bread, he gave thanks, and brake; and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me.
Unfortunately humans love to use their mind. Contrary to what Jesus said: "Judas use your heart not your mind but open up your heart and your mind." 

Jesus has been telling all of us "You can only share what you have and what you don't have you cannot share." What does He meant by this? When we receive Jesus as our redeemer and God, He plants in our heart a seed of Love and Truth and He asks us to keep nourishing that seed of Love all the time.

And the Truth is Jesus and He is Love. When you have Him, you don't even have to speak as people will see that Love in you and through your eyes others will feel what is in your heart. And they will see Jesus in you. If you don't have Love then what you would have is indifference and hate. Hatred sow evils in the mind of man and grow in their hearts as well. So when you keep pushing other people about your own belief showing no love from your heart at all, because you don't have Him (Love and Truth) you are not sharing God but the evil one.

Judas and the non-believing Jews (Scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees and the other sheep) are always in confusion and cannot understand the teachings, words and parables of Jesus for they do not have Him and therefore they will never understand Him nor will have Him. They are the ones that only uses their mind because their hearts are closed to the truth. They only believe on what their mind can grasp.

When one becomes too literal that is when the spiritual meaning of Jesus teachings are missed and therefore misunderstood and too often mistranslated.

In Matthew 13:24 "Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field". He that have Jesus in his heart already has the kingdom of heaven. When you have Him in your heart you are already in heaven here on earth.

Jesus speaks that the parables are His Word in Luke 8:11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." If one cannot understand the parables is because he does not have Jesus in his heart. Judas had a hard time understanding Jesus' teachings because he used his mind to interpret everything that Jesus were teaching. He couldn't use his heart. That is why on their way to Jerusalem where Jesus will soon be crucified, when Judas approached Jesus and said: "Master, don't worry about foods and lodging in Jerusalem, I have good connections and friends who will help....... " Touching Judas shoulder with His left hand while His right hand was on Judas heart, Jesus replied: "Judas use your heart not your mind but open up your heart and your mind.

Proverbs 26:9 As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. This is what happens when one tries to share love when he does not have love in his heart but deceit. And they easily get angry when people will not believe in what they say. They want others to believe that they have the truth when in fact they don't. So how can one share what he does not have? 

Proof of the Supernatural & Miracles - Catholic Miracles

Here are a few examples of things that I thought of that could 
be used as proofs of the existence of supernatural things 
which are perfectly plausible to believe yet cannot be observed 
through the lenses of science. Science is limited to the natural 
world and cannot observe metaphysical things 

such as love, happiness and beauty yet we all take those for granted.

Jesus was asked by one of his disciples about His parables: 

Mathew 13:10-17 [10] And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? [11] Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. [12] For he that hath, to him shall be given, and he shall abound: but he that hath not, from him shall be taken away that also which he hath. [13]Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. [14] And the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.[15] For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. [16] But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. [17] For, amen, I say to you, many prophets and just men have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them.

Still up to this days, people would still be insistent on their own understanding. Only when there is humility in the hearts of man that the TRUTH shall be revealed.
Proverbs 11:2 Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.

When there is humility there is unity and oneness among each other and in unison with Jesus.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through contention, neither by vain glory: but in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves:

During the last supper, a man left just before Jesus did the breaking of the bread which represent his body and the cup of wine as his blood which is shade for the salvation of mankind. The man was Judas. Today how many people leaves the Mass just before the solemn offering of the bread and wine? Isn't it the act of Judas? 

John 6:53- 58 - Jesus does not correct their literal interpretation. Instead, Jesus eliminates any metaphorical interpretations by swearing an oath and being even more literal about eating His flesh. In fact, Jesus says four times we must eat His flesh and drink His blood. Catholics thus believe that Jesus makes present His body and blood in the sacrifice of the Mass. Protestants, if they are not going to become Catholic, can only argue that Jesus was somehow speaking symbolically.

John 6:23-53 - however, a symbolic interpretation is not plausible. Throughout these verses, the Greek text uses the word "phago" nine times. "Phago" literally means "to eat" or "physically consume." Like the Protestants of our day, the disciples take issue with Jesus' literal usage of "eat." So Jesus does what?

John 6:54, 56, 57, 58 - He uses an even more literal verb, translated as "trogo," which means to gnaw or chew or crunch. He increases the literalness and drives his message home. Jesus will literally give us His flesh and blood to eat. The word "trogo" is only used two other times in the New Testament (in Matt. 24:38 and John13:18) and it always means to literally gnaw or chew meat. While "phago" might also have a spiritual application, "trogo" is never used metaphorically in Greek. So Protestants cannot find one verse in Scripture where "trogo" is used symbolically, and yet this must be their argument if they are going to deny the Catholic understanding of Jesus' words. Moreover, the Jews already knew Jesus was speaking literally even before Jesus used the word "trogo" when they said "How can this man give us His flesh to eat?" (John 6:52).

Science Tests Faith: Miracles of the Eucharist

Published on Feb 7, 2013
Hear the story unfold as science finds: Blood & Flesh, Human DNA, Heart Muscle and White Blood Cells, all in a Bleeding Consecrated Host as the Truth of the Eucharist is revealed by Science! Yet science cannot produce a detailed DNA profile from not only the Host but also from a bleeding statue of Christ. These intriguing and very extraordinary scientific findings are presented in detail in this film by compelling and thought provoking witnesses to their faith, Ron Tesoriero, attorney and documentary producer, and Mike Willesse, senior Australian TV Investigative Journalist, who build a powerful fact-based case for belief in the Eucharist. The film includes their September 2009 USA presentation and exclusive interview covering the scientific results of these Catholic Church commissioned investigations into a bleeding statue of Christ and a recent Eucharistic miracle. The DNA and forensic studies present a strong testimony for a renewed love and belief in the true presence of Jesus in this Most Holy Sacrament.

John 6:55 - to clarify further, Jesus says "For My Flesh is food indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed." This phrase can only be understood as being responsive to those who do not believe that Jesus' flesh is food indeed, and His blood is drink indeed. Further, Jesus uses the word which is translated as "sarx." "Sarx" means flesh (not "soma" which means body). 

See, for example, John 1:13,14; 3:6; 8:15; 17:2; Matt. 16:17; 19:5; 24:22; 26:41; Mark 10:8; 13:20; 14:38; and Luke 3:6; 24:39 which provides other examples in Scripture where "sarx" means flesh. It is always literal.

John 6:55 - further, the phrases "real" food and "real" drink use the word "alethes." "Alethes" means "really" or "truly," and would only be used if there were doubts concerning the reality of Jesus' flesh and blood as being food and drink. Thus, Jesus is emphasizing the miracle of His body and blood being actual food and drink.

John 6:60 - as are many anti-Catholics today, Jesus' disciples are scandalized by these words. They even ask, "Who can 'listen' to it (much less understand it)?" To the unillumined mind, it seems grotesque.

John 6:61-63 - Jesus acknowledges their disgust. Jesus' use of the phrase "the spirit gives life" means the disciples need supernatural faith, not logic, to understand His words.

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