As we come to the Lord's Table and participate in the Eucharist (communion), we are engaging Christ in a very personal and holy way. Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a time and place for his Church to set all things aside and receive the outflow of His supernatural presence at the table, as we take into ourselves His very essence through the bread and the wine. These elements represent His Divine nature coming to dwell in us, His Church, as we come into the remembrance of all He has done. It is the Divine mystery of Christ in us, and us in Him. He is our Hope of glory! Through His blood, Christ has given us a better Covenant based on better promises; a new and better way! This all comes together and is consummated in the Eucharist. It is why the Lord's Table becomes so deeply personal.
As each of the precious children of Sandy Hook were taken from this life by a senseless act of pure evil, I believe Jesus wept. And yet as each child was taken by an unimaginable act of evil, I also believe that God, in His unimaginable grace, reached down out of heaven and pulled each one of them into His eternal and loving bosom.
Priest and Vicar of The Uprising ~ Ancient-Modern-Anglican Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Uprising is an Incarnational and Sacramental Anglican mission community seeking the spiritual renewal of our city through the grace, love, truth, and power of Christ.