Faith/Spirituality Forum: Re: Last Supper
Re: Last Supper QUESTION from Smith on September 24, 2002 Just to add to your answer on the Last Supper for the person who has difficulties.
At the Last Supper Christ is present physically at table AND sacramentally through the bread and cup, just as at Mass he his sacramentally present through the bread and cup and at the same time physically present at the right hand of the Father.
Another way to look at it would be that there is a union of substance (identity) among Christ, the Bread, the Wine and at the same time a distinction of accidents (shape, texture, color, etc). In a similar way that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are of one substance yet distinct, so Christ, the Bread, and the Wine are of one substance yet distinct.
That may have made the questioner more confused, but hopefully not.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on September 30, 2002 Dear Father:
Thanks for the clarification. My answer was less instructive. I like yours better :)
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