What is the Eucharist? Forgiveness? Saving? Nourishment? Mental or physical? Everyone can have their own personal view of the Eucharist and what it means to them, but certain attributes can be said about the Eucharist that everyone can agree. The first is how the Eucharist is a sacrament. The Eucharist gives us grace and blesses us. Another one of these is how the Eucharist can be a ritual. The Eucharist, from the Last Supper up until the present, has been celebrated with the same words used by Jesus. They might be in a different language. The Eucharist is also a way to give thanks to God. We thank God for all he has given us, including His Son, Jesus. The Eucharist is a major way for us to become united with God. We receive God and have God inside of us. We remember Jesus’ death and resurrection and what God has given us. This helps us contemplate, calm down, and just communicate with God, one on one.
Why is the Eucharist the center of Catholicism? Again, this question can have multiple answers but I believe is a very basic principle behind this. It only makes sense to have the second person of out Trinity and founder of Christianity at the core of our religion. Christ instituted the Eucharist with the Last Supper. The Eucharist is his body. Wouldn’t you think that the person who started what is in my eyes the most important sacrament in the Catholic Church would be the center of Catholicism? To me, this is only common sense and Jesus truly deserves this honor.