“And Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’” (Luke 22:19 NKJV)
In communion we believe that this meal is where we meet
Christ, crucified and risen, who comes to be with His disciples once more. His
broken body, His suffering and betrayal are transfigured by the power of God to
call life from death, and who offers that same possibility to us in the bread
and the cup. Three things help us.
Communion is about memory -- here again are the stories of Jesus and how can
you make these stories more your own?
Communion is about prayer. How am I present to the presence of God? And
communion is a meal, our meal as the body of Christ. How do we walk mountaintop
and valley with each other -- how do we listen to one another, and allow
ourselves to be changed by each other?
-- Rev. Kenneth Fell