Monday, September 17, 2018

Eat And Drink

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, "This is my Body that is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my Blood.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.  

Paul’s words are powerful.  I also like to turn the words around so they are spoken by those who receive.  When we receive we should say to ourselves, or out loud:  “This is my body that is for you.  What I do in my life I will do in remembrance of you.  My body is the cup that holds the blood I will shed on your behalf through good works, kindness, and love.   As often as I eat the bread and drink from the cup, I will proclaim your presence since you are with me now.”

This other version is consistent with the fact that we are all part of the Body of Christ.

Deacon David Pierce

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