Communion is a sacred part of worship. At a Lenten service years ago, we served communion to the person behind us. The opportunity to serve my son was stirring; however, watching him serve his daddy was overwhelming and emotional for me.
It’s a moving experience to serve communion to another person. We make eye contact when I say, “Jesus’ blood shed for you” some respond “Amen.” Some “thank you.” Being a communion server is one of the roles many of us take a part of to help worship flow smoothly. It’s much more than a task.
To serve someone communion is a sacred act of sharing Jesus’ love and forgiveness. Communion is a time to reflect and remember that Jesus died for us, every one of us. Jesus loves us unconditionally; he forgives us, no questions asked.
Has there even been a time when communion especially your touched your heart?
This message is excerpted from “Taste and see” by Gwen Edwards from the March 2, 2017, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today we commemorate Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540.
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