Jesus took the most basic of foods, bread and wine, to represent his sacrifice. There were four movements in Jesus’ actions: He Took the bread, Blessed it, Broke it, and Gave to his disciples. We continue to imitate his actions to remember his broken body and shed blood. So we remember, each week, each month, we remember and wait.
“We are chosen, blessed, and broken so as to be given.” ~ Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved. Click on a painting to view slideshow:
“The table is not only a place where we can become present to God. The table is also a place where He becomes present to us.” ~Lauren F. Winner, Mudhouse Sabbath.