Saint Paul said that many of the baptized were "weak, sick," or "fallen asleep (i.e. dead)" because they received the Eucharist in "an unworthy manner."
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the Body and Blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. (1 Corinthians 11:27-32)Does this still happen today? I assume that it does. The Sacraments of course bring blessings to the faithful and curses to the faithless. Does anyone know of a contemporary treatment on this subject.
Why aren't we talking about this? Do we not really believe in the power of the Eucharist?