A quick look at my little world.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Communion is MORE

I've been reading Mark Batterson's blog lately (Thanks Rick). Today he posted some thoughts on communion that he got from Rob Bell. I found them very enlightening. I'll be thinking on this for a while, chewing on it so to speak. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Here is Mark talking about what he heard Rob Bell speaking about:

He talked about the eucharist. And used the phrase body broken, blood poured. And then he said something that's never even crossed my mind: leadership is a reenactment of the eucharist. In a sense, our bodies our broken and our blood is poured. Not in the substitionary sense of what Jesus accomplished as a sinless sacrifice. But maybe "do this" in the phrase "do this in remembrance of me" isn't just a reference to the act of communion. Maybe it has broader ramifications. Maybe "do this" means do what I've done. In a sense, we are a living eucharist.


Wow, that's a twist on what we've always heard and taught. Of course we know we are to be like Christ. After all that is what "Christian" means - "little Christ." This just makes it more - WOW!

Thanks for reading
-jeff

1 comment:

me said...

yea, this one was powerful for me as well...batterson (and bell) both have a great way of saying old things in new ways