SERMON SHORT FOR June 7th, 2020
Communion In A Dangerous Time
Matthew 28:16-20, 2nd Corinthians 13:5-13
We’re going to relive an ancient tradition of our ancestors – the sacrament of holy communion.
It will not be the same as usual. That’s OK. It is the sacrament in which Jesus becomes so intimately a part of us and we of him. It is made even more intimate as you take the sacrament in your own living room, kitchen or den?
Through all the centuries that God’s people have practiced this sacrament we have done it in whatever way we can given the reality of the time. The sacrament has changed over time. There are options of white chemeloaf, flatbread, wafers, pre-cut, whole loaf. There are options of juice, wine, water, whisky. The sacrament can take any of a number of forms but at its foundation is this: it is a gift of God, not us. It is to be about God and not about our norms and expectations.
We will do communion in a dangerous time, and we will do it in a way that is good for our neighbour, ourselves and our God. It is the sacrament of the table. It is the sacrament of food and drink. It uses the most common universal element of our bodies, taking in food and drink.
My friends, taste and see that the Lord is Good.