This post is about how the body and blood is Jesus and why. I don't actually think you have to believe it's actually Jesus, but here is some evidence for it. Do you believe that the Eucharist is actually Jesus? That the bread is actually his living flesh and the wine his blood? In the bible, Jesus makes it pretty clear that He means the bread is actually his flesh, and the wine is actually his blood. When people reject that, He tells them again and again the same thing, but they do not listen. They do not want to be cannibals, but Jesus still tells them again that they must eat his flesh and blood to have eternal life, to live forever. Many stopped following Him, but He did not go back on what He said. Those two reasons are why I think that Eucharist must be Him. But then, I think that if you do not believe that the bread and wine is Him, it’s not. I feel like we should not have to believe the bread and wine are Him, they should just be it no matter what we believe. God isn’t bad because we believe He is bad, no matter what we think or believe, God is good. We know this from experience and from His Word. If the Eucharist was actually Jesus, then little children would be able to take it. They can’t though because they don’t understand that it is Him. Why would they have to understand that the Eucharist is Jesus if it is actually Jesus? It would just be Him, we wouldn’t have to believe it was Him. This thought draws me to think that the Eucharist is just a symbol because Jesus used many symbols, parables, and metaphors to explain things. If our mindset determines whether the bread and wine are actually Jesus, then it must be a symbol. One person couldn’t eat the Eucharist and say it is Jesus’ flesh while another eats it and doesn’t believe it’s actually Jesus. It has to be one or the other. Otherwise, the truth could be different for everyone, and that’s not how God works. But when Jesus’ followers left Him, He did not stop them. If He had actually meant it to be a symbol, He would have told his followers, “Hey, this isn’t actually my real flesh, it’s a symbol of me in you, you wouldn’t actually eat me flesh, that’s crazy.” But He let them leave because He knew what he had told them was true. The Eucharist must be actually His flesh whether we believe it or not. It can’t be a symbol, Jesus would have told us. But if you believe it is a symbol, you still know He is in you, but the bread just reminds you He is in you. He isn’t in you because you ate his body, He was in you before that too. So, really, the bread and wine could be a symbol remembering that He is in us always. “In remembrance of me.” This is a controversial topic and I just gave you a bunch of reasons for both sides. Pray and ask God what is right, we all need to know.