Friday, July 23, 2010
The Body of Christ, given for ...dogs?
Hat tip to Father David Juhl for posting this on facebook. It's really not unusual. Don't worry, I have not seen the Blessed Eucharist given to dogs and cats everywhere I go. The reason I say this is not unusual is that it is not different, in kind, from the thinking and practice that is all too rampant in the modern Church. Namely, this is irreverence, born of a failure to take seriously the true and substantial presence of Christ in the Sacrament of the Altar. On this count the Lutherans are hardly blameless. More on that later.