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What sort of religious experience should I give my children?
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Almost everybody who attends the catholic Mass nowadays receives Holy Communion. This present-day rite reveals, among other things, a contemporary belief that the observance of the Eucharist is a commemorative sacrifice and a holy meal; only being aware of human sin, which totally disconnects us from the Lord and from the people who obey God, must stop us from experiencing the Holy Communion (Allen 33).
The Eucharist is our bond with God. Our relationship with Him becomes dearer and stronger through the Eucharist. And because of this I would like my children to experience the Holy Communion. Jesus proclaimed in John’s Gospel, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit” (Jordly 202). Jesus Christ wants us to know that we are at one with Him, and so we must prepare our children to receive Him. The Holy Communion is the leading sacrament because the Lord divinely exists in us. Several Christian faiths commemorate a communion feast with wine and bread as a symbol of our relationship with God, or as a means to celebrate the Last Supper (Cottrell 128). Followers of the Catholic faith consider this communion meal as something beyond a mere commemoration or symbol. ...
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