There are a few words that are very deep for me. What I would like to do here is to post a word and talk about it a little and then ask you to add your thoughts and comments about the word.
We didn’t really call it that…we called it the Lord’s Supper. If we were talking to someone important or someone we thought was really smart we called it Communion. It was something we did maybe once a month at church…not all that important or central to church or being Christian.
In my Christian “he-man” group we just finished reading a book by Rob Bell and Don Golden called Jesus Wants to Save Christians. In chapter 6 he describes where we get the English word Eucharist…
“The Greek word for thankful is from the verb eucharizomai – the Greek word eu which means “well” or “good” and the word charizomai, which means “to grant or give”…
the “good gift”…Jesus is God’s good gift to the world.
God has made peace with the world through the Eucharist, the good gift, of Jesus. And so Christians take part in a ritual, a meal, a reminder of the Passover, called the Eucharist…as a way of remembering and returning to who God is and what God has done in Christ.
God gives the world life through the breaking of Christ’s body and the pouring out of Christ’ blood. And God continues to give the world life through the body of Christ – who Paul tells his friends at Corinth is them.
They are His body. The body of Christ.
The church is a living Eucharist, because followers of Christ are living Eucharists.
A Christian is a living Eucharist, allowing her body to be broken and her blood to be poured out for the healing of the world.
The Eucharist is ultimately about what we do out there, in the flow of everyday life.
When did most churches stop the Eucharist from being every week? WHY did we stop the Eucharist from being every week?
Is it not at the heart of Christianity? Real and living Christianity…
What does Eucharist mean to you?