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To: Mrs. Don-o
Those who do not discern the Lord's Body --- that this is really His Flesh --- eat and drink unworthily; they eat and drink condemnation on themselves. 1 Corinthians 11:29 (Multiple versions.)

Nope...That part you added does not belong there...

Discerning His Body is connected to accepting the reason you are attending communion in the first place...Remember in Corinthians where the people were criticized for showing up just for the free food...

We are to participate in this practice not only to remember Jesus' Body, but to connect the tearing of the bread (which incidentally no one does now days) with his limbs being ripped apart and are to drink of the cup to remember that his blood was shed (for us) thus, discerning the Lord's Body...

And if one participates in this communion just because he's hungry, or because it's the religious thing to do when it's supposed to be a commemoration of Jesus, you ultimately will at some time be in big trouble...

99 posted on 03/15/2013 4:57:58 PM PDT by Iscool (uee)
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To: Iscool
"...the tearing of the bread (which incidentally no one does now days).."

Actually, that is part of the Eucharistic Rite at every Mass, and always has been: the breaking of bread is begun after the sign of peace, and is accompanied by the recitation or the singing of the Agnus Dei.

At every Mass. Every day.

By the way, where do you get your information?

(If a person actually doesn't know what we Catholics do, nor what we believe, it would be more becoming, I think, to ask questions than to make statements about us.)

103 posted on 03/15/2013 5:22:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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