Partaking of the One Bread

This meditation is based on a passage for April 1, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:14-17, 11:27-32

Reflection and Question: On this day Christians celebrate Communion, the Eucharist, at the time Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples before His arrest. Paul’s words in the first verses from 1 Corinthians have become part of the service of the Lord’s Supper in many Christian traditions. They remind us of our essential unity in the Body of Christ despite all our differences. The final section emphasizes how serious and important it is to remember and share in this meal together. What does it mean to you that Jesus also shared bread and wine with His friends?

Prayer: Holy Jesus, this night You shared the Passover meal with those You loved and extended its meaning into unimagined realms. When we take bread and wine and bless it as You did among friends, how can we not give thanks, as we do now? Amen.