The invitation to Christ’s Table is not simply an invitation to encounter the real presence of Christ, it’s an invitation to become the embodiment of Christ for the world.
Christ seems to suggest we should be cannibalistic vampires – eating of the flesh and drinking of the blood. To be faithful to the historical practice of the Eucharist, we’re making the theological more tangible.
Into a world that keep trying to escape the frailty of the human body, God chooses to send Jesus in the form of the human body. As such an incarnate being, Jesus becomes the model for the church.