Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.<quoted text>
Well, Jesus held up the bread and said, "This IS my Body".
I don't think the first 1600 yrs of Christianity misunderstood that.
You guys understand so little about the seriousness of what Our Lord instituted that day.
Why don't you do the responsible thing, and read what the Disciples of the Apostles wrote about what they were verbally taught by Jesus Christ via the Apostles. You'll see what a joke you all made of His teachings. Symbol? Ya right. That was never heard of until the Devil got to Luther and changed it.
Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.