Poison: Pepsi Max
Favorite things: sleeping Max
My daytimes with Max are becoming familiar.
The routine, the nappy changes, the long drawn out cuddles, the tv, the crochet, the reading, the stolen kisses…
Familiarity however does breed contempt because I have longed so much to become a Mum, but there are moments within my today that a little thought crossed my mind, oh no Max not again.
The celebration of communion is a delightful sacrament that reminds us of the power and the passion of the cross.
Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord’s Supper and why it is so centrally important. I received my instructions from the Master himself and passed them on to you. The Master, Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, took bread. Having given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, broken for you. Do this to remember me. After supper, he did the same thing with the cup: This cup is my blood, my new covenant with you. Each time you drink this cup, remember me. What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 MSG)
However we all have the capacity to allow the regular to become the mundane.
Whether it be hugs and kisses with our lover, whether it be changing a nappy of our newborn child, whether it be a sandwich enjoyed with friends…
Routine often breeds familiarity.
This lent however step out of the traffic and refresh your computer screen, checking that the important have not been dulled by regularity.
The walk of the cross, reminded by communion is not something that we can take for granted. It is a routine that is filled with poignancy and privilege.
Christ’s death enacted by breaking bread with our brothers and sisters is priceless.
What is your thoughts about communion today?