Saturday, 24 March 2012
By Sam at Creative Theology
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
That’s us, right now. Any time we take the Eucharist, but specifically now, in this season of Lent. The depth and beauty and power and agony and glory of taking the bread and the wine and proclaiming the Lord’s death, is heightened during Lent.
We yearn for Resurrection Sunday as it serves to remind us that the first fruits of the Resurrection has occurred. That Jesus is risen and he will return to restore all creation. He will set things right.
Today, we wait. We proclaim his death, knowing the story doesn’t end there.