Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body and blood of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).
The things that initially amaze us and knock us to our knees become commonplace and, if we’re not careful, even boring. We’re not alone–the Israelites got bored with manna, which was literally given by the hand of God each day! So it is not uncommon for the ritual of Communion to become rote, something we do without thinking.
Let this not be so, Beloved.
To participate in the Eucharist is a holy thing. To share the bread and wine, to proclaim His death, to remember the promise, to commune with the lover of your soul–
Not to be taken lightly.
So Paul reminds us to prepare our hearts before coming to the table. Come not with the attitude of ticking a box, but with reverence and awe and deep gratitude.
The One who waits for you is worth it.
Happy Wednesday, Beloved