The practice of observing the sacred meal - COMMUNION - is deeply rooted in memory. Every time we take communion, we are calling to mind Jesus’ sacrifice. We’re also reminding ourselves that we’re called to be both broken and given for one another. Deeper still, the sacred meal is rooted in the celebration of the Passover, when God brought Israel out of Egypt. Celebrating the sacred meal is a reenactment of liberation. It is a hope-creating practice rooted in the memory of God’s faithfulness.
Practice the sacred meal: Grandparents and parents are rich sources of memory. Arrange some time this week to either call or visit with a grandparent or parent or spiritually mature "grandparent/parent". Ask them to share some of their memories of how God has been faithful. Or simply ask them to share some of their most meaningful memories with you. Be mindful of the fact that remembering is at the heart of the sacred meal. What was it like to hear their memories?
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