WHILE THE MANY traditions of the Christian church have varied opinions on the way in which the sacrament [of Holy Communion] is to be served and received, and in which Christ is present at the Table, there is a common sense that something holy, something transformational, something grace-filled happens in this sacrament. As a result, the Eucharist may indeed provide a way forward and a way for this divided, suspicious world to find its way to a different place, an alternative and holy vision of what it means to be in community. (Larry M. Goodpaster)
—Thomas Porter, Conflict and Communion: Reconciliation and Restorative Justice at Christ’s Table (Discipleship Resources, 2006)
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And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
—Luke 22:19 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.
(From the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis)
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