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Communion Revisited

I had the pleasure of getting to be at the first Common Worship Experience last night.  There were many things I liked about it, but one of the things that stood out most to me was Communion.  Communion is probably my favorite Christian ritual.  It tends to look a little different in each setting, which can emphasize different aspects of Communion.  You may or may not be aware of this, but Communion is RICH in meaning.  Pretty much every action made, and every word delivered, speaks volumes on how we understand God, ourselves, God's relation to us, and our relations with each other.  

As I was taking Communion yesterday, I found myself reflecting on our connection with one another.  I noticed that I was taking communion with a very diverse group of people: in age, gender, race, life experiences, etc.  I found that this practice was reminding me that even though each person is so different from the rest of the people in the Church world wide, we are all part of the body of Christ.  We need each other to function well as a Church and to establish God's kingdom on earth.  Additionally, I noticed that every person was served Communion from others.  Even those who were the servers served each other Communion when the whole community already received it.  Communion, like being a disciple of Christ, is not something that is meant to be done alone or in isolation.  We need each other to receive God's Grace.  God speaks and works through the lives of other believers to heal our wounds, teach us God's way, and love us in a way only God can.

What I have just shared is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the significance of Communion.  Andy Greenhow, a former employee and member of this church, but who is now serving at Broad Street Ministry, has made a more lengthy dissection of Communion for the "Confirmation for the Rest of us" series.  I encourage you to check it out to explore some more meaning that goes into Communion.  I am sure you will discover meaning you never knew was there in Communion, and I hope it will make your future practicing of Communion even more significant for you.

Click HERE  to listen to Andy's brief podcast on Communion.


Andrew Hostetter

Posted by Andrew Hostetter at 10:30 AM
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