Reason for Communion

Is the reason that we are told to eat, drink, and be full in Christ through the sacrament of communion because we would thirst and starve after the world if we are not first satisfied by his body? If Christ was a drink offering poured out for all our sins, and the vindict spirit of the world consumes and defiles, wouldn’t that make sense? By sacrificing his body, Christ literally invites us to take part of the fullness that is himself, thereby vanquishing our sin on the cross (an inverse relationship; sin for grace). His death is a symbol that those who love him will be satisfied. I think I get it now.


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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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