May 6, 2018
On the first Sunday of each month, we generally celebrate Holy Communion using “real” bread. Small, flat loaves of home-baked wheat/honey bread.
As I gave each person their bit of this bread, the body of Christ, given for you, it occurred to me how much more meaningful this is to “see” the bread/body broken for each person. Crumbs scattered on the plate, pieces broken too big or too small (often just right), extra time needed at each break - these are all reminders to slow down and really think about what we share in this meal. The love, forgiveness, and grace of Christ, in and through this bread and wine, body and blood.
Wow!!! Thanks be to God!!