A Communion Liturgy
The Communion Table is a drama.
Jesus tells us that he was broken for us and died for us.
The bread, like his body, is broken.
The wine, like his blood, is poured out.
Jesus has said a great Divine ‘YES’ to everyone, everywhere.
And when we eat this bread, and drink this wine, we say ‘YES’ to Jesus.
Yes to ‘Jesus is Lord.’
Yes to ‘I will follow.’
Yes to receiving God’s outrageous love.
Yes to hope in this world.
And yes to being with God in the world to come.
This is all grace and mercy.
It is friendship and trust.
It is encountering the transcendent Good.
It is tasting and seeing that God is that good.
Here the ordinary bread and wine is a sign of the magnificent vision of the Good News: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.
So if you are a sinner, and you are, then you are invited.
Come, if by the scars of sin you are wounded.
Come, and worship him with your wounds, for he is wounded too*
For you and for me.
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
* This line comes from a Michael Card song