I find it a strange puzzlement when non-Catholics partake in the ritual of receiving of Communion. Especially when they do it a manner that so blatantly mimics the sacrament of Catholics – well, without the Real Presence of course.
I understand it’s just a symbolic gesture to non-Catholics devoid of any sacrament, more like a toast… “To Jesus!” “Cheers”. Some have described it to me as commemorating the event of the Last Supper, like a re-enactment maybe.
So why the extra effort to make little wafers like the Church uses. Why not put on tunics, flip off your shoes, sit on the floor and pass around a real loaf of bread instead?
It seems so odd to not adhere to our beliefs yet look to copy them. It’s like playing dress up with Catholicism. My Jewish girlfriend feels the same way about Christians who host Passover Seders and call themselves Messianic Jews.