It took me by surprise when she said ‘it’s better than dining with the queen!’
We were about to share communion together and there had been an opportunity for people to discuss in groups what communion meant to them. We heard some really interesting and thought-provoking comments but the one that spoke to me the most was this one.
‘Communion is dining with Jesus and sharing it is even better than dining with the Queen’.
I have shared and led communion hundreds of times but in that moment it dawned on me that my understanding of communion was flawed and incomplete.
I had always celebrated communion as something that was about Christ rather than it being about sharing a meal with Christ.
This is more than ironic because one of things that I talk about more than anything else is that ‘God is with us!’
Communion isn’t just a memorial meal, it is an opportunity to share bread and wine with the King of Kings who became human and sacrificed his life on the cross.
Through communion, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice but we also celebrate that we can be with him forever because of his sacrifice 😀
Because we approached communion in an interactive and inclusive way, I discovered a new emphasis that is meaningful to me. This is one of the many reasons that I believe that church should be interactive rather than one person at the front who is supposed to know everything.
What does communion mean to you? Feel free to share any comments below.