Sunday, March 6
An Invitation for Reflection through Lent Week Four
What are some of the reasons that you think Jesus chose to teach the people and imprint his ministry through the symbols of bread and wine?
Evans says, “Certainly nonbelievers can care for one another and make one another food. But it is Christians who recognize this act as sacrament, as holy.”
What are some other ordinary acts or aspects of life that might be made holy or sacred when they are done in response to the call of God on our lives?
What does it mean to you when you receive the bread and hear the words “this is my body” or “this is the bread of life”? When you receive the juice and hear the words “this my blood” or “this is the cup of blessing”?
Reflect on some memorable experiences with communion.
What were the circumstances?
What makes it memorable?
Evans says “This God knows his way around the world, so there’s no need to fear, no need to withhold, no need to stake a claim.”
What are some of the things we tend to withhold, some areas in which we tend to stake a claim? (Our first response might be monetary, but try to think past the obvious and move to the deeper levels where we hold on in fear.)
What difference does it make when we remember that, in God, “there’s always and ever enough”?