Friday 26th February.
Friday notes on Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.How does one cling to the reality and not the appearance of the Eucharist? If we were to say that material substance, being matter, is no different, on a purely concrete, physical level, whether that 'matter' be flesh or bread, would that be accurate?That seeing the incarnate Jesus in flesh 2,000 years ago, and seeing Him now, in the Host, is, essentially, no different as both are God incarnate? Is it not the identifiable concentration of God in a physical space - space and time?Christ is 'begotten, not made', but material substance is created, not creator.De Lubac observed that the Church makes the Eucharist, and the Eucharist makes the Church. The Eucharist and Church 'make' each other. The Eucharist is Christ, substantially, begotten, not made. It is the species that is made, while the substance is begotten.More on the Eucharist next week.