Doesn’t the Eucharist split Jesus’ body into millions of pieces?
July 12, 2020, 12:00 PM
No. In the Eucharist, we are talking about Christ being physically present in a sacramental way. God is infinite, while we are finite. He can give His whole self, living and undivided, to one person and still have His whole self to give to the next person in line. In this we know the extent of His love for us: that our God, who exists outside of space and time, gives us His Son, whole and entire, every time we receive the Holy Eucharist.

God created us in His image and likeness (see Gn 1:27), and so an analogy from human experience might be helpful here. We can observe a reflection of God’s “infiniteness” in our own hearts when we love. For example, both authors of this book [Do I Have to Go?] are fathers of several children. We can testify that it is possible to love each of our kids with our whole heart.