Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you broadcast the death of the Lord until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:26
Many children today eat watching TV, often all by themselves. Busy families say they don’t have time to sit down together and have dinner.
In Jesus’ time, gathering for a meal was very special; a time to be close to one another. People needed to forgive each other; otherwise they’d get an upset stomach if angry feelings toward another person lurked within.
Ever since the Last Supper when Jesus said that the bread was his body and the wine was his blood, something amazing happened. We not only know that Jesus is still alive, but even more: he is with us when we celebrate Holy Communion. St. Paul recalls this to the people of Corinth. He wants them and all of us to get back to basics. To have a meal in Jesus’ name means that we eat and drink in Jesus’ love and then we know that he lives inside of us.
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
This is My body for you v. 24
Cup of the new covenant v. 25
Bread and cup of the presence v. 26
Bread and cup until You come v. 26
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