Fun with Acronymns, Crude Edition

I’ve gone down the grumpy Catholic road, and I have no desire to go down that road again. I don’t like what it does to me. But damn it, what is up with a hymn that says “You and I are the Bread of Life”? No, we’re not. Yes, we are members of Christ’s Mystical Body, joined to Him through spritiual adoption so that we may be heirs with him to the Father’s kingdom. (Can I get an amen?) Yes, our holiness depends, ultimately, on our union with Christ, the extent to which we become like Him, the extent to which He dwells in us. Yes, we can even speak of being transformed into other Christs – and in a particular way, through our reception of the Eucharist. But it’s still Jesus who is the Bread of Life, the Bread come down from heaven, the Bread that gives eternal life to those who eat of it. Yes, I am united to Christ through baptism and through love. But if you take a bite out of my arm, it ain’t gonna be a step toward the beatific vision. Stop Hymns Inimical to Truth.

Comments

  1. Amen!

    Do let us know where we could buy the bumper sticker! (That has a much better kick than my own slogan : IXNAY ONAY THE OXVAY EIDAY. That one never took off.)

  2. Amen

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