Thursday, October 29, 2009

catholic communion

I went to a mass a few months ago in the town where I was born corvalis , Oregon. The visiting priest was from Australia. He spoke about the mystical transformation of communion. How the wine mystically becomes the blood of the covenant. He said a survey was taken and 75 percent of catholics do not believe in a mystical transformation of the communion wine. I have been thinking what that actually may mean. At first I wondered if they even believe in communion at all. Then I wondered how many may be attending only because they were from catholic families and like a jew goes to synogogue they goto mass. However I recalled this scripture. This is the scripture not read at communion. The liturgy is written with praragraph before this. If they read this at every communion I wonder would it change how many people go upto drink from the cup.
I wonder if someone asked people if the priest poured enough in a cup for each person to drink a whole cup would they drink it like a beverage. Would they feast on the blood of christ. would they get drunk after sitting there before heaven agreeing in the spirit it is the wine they set before them to remember our Lord. The mystical transformation isnt like water becoming wine. It is designating the cup as the communion ceremony wine. All the way to heaven that wine has been mystically transformed into a communion service cup of wine. God would not forget it was there already prayed upon as the communion cup. Thats it once they agreed sitting there they are in danger of judgement if they are unworthy and really just there like a jew.

1 corinthians 11

27Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. 32When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

33So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other. 34If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
And when I come I will give further directions.

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