Philosophical consideration of Eucharistic Consecration
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"but also remains unconsecrated due to its division from the elements to be consecrated" , "be present before the priest on the altar and upon a corporal."

With all respect, The first quote is your own misguided conjecture.  The point of importance is "On the Altar" . Obsessing about such things smacks of scrupulosity.  1 Samuel 16:7 states "But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Surely there are norms established by Mother Church.  So  "On the altar" means what it states. This argument reminds me of the question of baptism posited by some protestants who hold that immersion is the only valid form. I once asked one of these folks, So if the intent during an immersion baptism was true but a portion of a persons head did not get submerged, must God chop off that un-baptised portion of the sad persons head and send it to Hell?  Of course not. God honors our intent, and if our intent is to be obedient to church teaching and to Him then I suspect His grace is sufficient.
If you can't get your heart submitted to this simplicity then I suggest spending more time in silence before the Blessed Sacrament, asking in humility for peace and wisdom. Wisdom by the way is not knowledge, Wisdom is knowing what to do with knowledge. Wisdom is a gift. Godly wisdom can be learned to some degree by praying and pondering scripture, but it is, in it's essence, a gift from the Holy Spirit, who moves and acts in mystery beyond our ability to control, other than rejecting it's gentle promptings. Trust in God means giving Him back our free will and asking Him to put His will in our hearts. It is the rejection of our "self" as in self centeredness, and working to become God centered. Worrying about minutiae is selfishness in disguise most of the time. 

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Re: Philosophical consideration of Eucharistic Consecration - by Panum - 03-01-2017, 01:43 PM



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