Archive | October, 2011

Body and Blood

25 Oct

There’s an open table in the rear of the prayer room always filled with crackers and juice. I’ve found only one problem with this free-for-all style of communion.
Sometimes I take it because I’m hungry. Or bored.
Then one day I realized I’d been taking communion everyday.

At first I felt bad.

But a change accidentally has been taking place in me from repeating:

This is your body…crushed.
This is your blood…spilled.
I will proclaim your death until you come.

If communion isn’t true my whole life is a waste. It’s the heartbeat of everything I’m banking on. Holding that little cup and broken cracker and remembering the Heartbeat has progressively convinced me that this is actually what I believe with every breath, beat, and cell of me. I feel stronger inside than before I started this accidental daily alignment.

I intentionally take communion nearly everyday now and not just because I still come ill prepared with snacks to the prayer room (which I do). But while I’m waiting for those symbols to become living flesh again, I’m choosing to deliberately remember the center of it all…everyday.