Communion

What is communion?

Obviously it includes crackers and grape juice in memory of Jesus death and the last supper, but where does the word come from?

Communion, commune, community, communication.

Could it be about being in community with God and the church?

It is definitely about remembering, as Jesus said “do this in remembrance of Me.”

but he also said”With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” he wants to share an important meal with his friends.

Communion is all about love, but we usually only focus on one side of it, without love why did he die, but love is about relationship. Love isn’t just a feeling for which Jesus died, although initially it was one sided in that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” ie before we knew him. But he wants to build a relationship with us. Sharing food, while also in this case being a memorial of 2 salvations from God, both of God getting the Israelites out of Egypt and Christ dying for us, is a part of building a relationship. Saying grace before every meal is more that just gratitude, but invites God to the meal (“Wherever 2 or more are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst”).

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