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The Sacrament of Unity…

February 5, 2008

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The Eucharist is the sacrament of unity.  It makes us into one body.  The apostle Paul writes, “As there is one loaf, so we, although there are many of us, are one single body, for we all share in the one loaf” (1 Corinthians 10:17).

The presence of Jesus among us and in the gifts of bread and wine are the same presence.  As we recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread, we recognize him also in our brothers and sisters.  As we give one another the bread, saying, “This is the Body of Christ,” we give ourselves to one another, saying, “We are the Body of Christ.”  It is one and the same giving, it is one and the same body, it is one and the same Christ.

Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey

We are celebrating Communion tomorrow at district pastors.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2008 8:07 pm

    Henri Nouwen has a way of showing me the depth of something! Thanks for that. I think I’ll make an effort to go to church tomorrow night.

  2. dawn permalink
    February 5, 2008 9:43 pm

    Praying that the Holy Presence in the breaking of bread brings peace and unity.

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