Weedle McHairybug wrote:
No, he actually meant drinking his body and blood literally. At least, that's what we Catholics believe. He never used metaphors at all. Now, parables, sure, since that's what God willed when he had Jesus come to earth, and are more like comparisons which actually ARE bound to truth and facts, but not metaphors.
Weedle McHairybug wrote: God adheres to absolute truth, meaning he does NOT like metaphors at all, viewing THEM as lies.Then explain the Last Supper, that used a lot of metaphors.
Metaphors can still be true if you take time to think, and I doubt they literally ate Him or else the whole Cross thing wouldn't be possible.
So yes, it was a metaphor.
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