“He said: Freely, freely you have received; freely, freely give”.
Currently some bishops, especially in the USA, are thinking of banning pro abortion politicians like Joe Biden, from receiving Holy Communion.
This begs the question: “Do bishops and priests own the Eucharist”?
In other words do these clerics have total authority over who receives the Body and Blood of Jesus?
JESUS BECOMING RRALLY PRESENT IN COMMUNION
We catholics believe that Jesus becomes really present in the Eucharist in the form of bread and wine.
Words like transubstantiation were not used until 1200 years after Jesus gave us the Eucharist.
Transubstantiation is a philosophical term attempting to explain a mystery. Spiritual mysteries cannot full be explained in philosophical jargon.
The Roman Catholic bishops and clergy think that Jesus gave them full authority over all things spiritual when he said to Peter: “What you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven”.
Protestant and other theologians believe that the power of binding was not just given to one man, Peter but the whole church – the People of God.
I agree with the Protestant position.
Only God can truly judge a man or a woman. Only God knows who is “worthy” of Eucharist and who is not.
Eucharist is not a reward for being good or respectable.
It is spiritual food for all – especially for sinners.
So, really the more spiritually hungry or sinful you are the more you need the Eucharist.
ALL KINDS OF EUCHARISTS
Jesus told us that if two or three met in his name he would be with them.
So if two or three meet in Jesus name and break bread and wine with each other in his name then surely Jesus is present with them in that “eucharist”?
I believe he is.
In fact he might be more present with them than in a three hour Mass in the Vatican in the presence of billions of pounds of wealth and antiques and with bishops and priests bonking each other and filling their bank accounts with Peter’s Pence?
They used to talk about Jesus being the “Prisoner of the Tabernacle”.
And the bishops and priests being his jailors.
The RC bishops and priests have hijacked Jesus and his message and turned them into massive inyernational money making casino.
I believe that if Jesus came to earth again he would take his whip into the heart of the Vatican.
And I also believe if he did that the Vatican bishops and clergy would crucify him all over again in St Peters Square.
For they are, truly, the current day Pharisees.