We've taken the Last Supper for our reading this week as we will be celebrating communion as a whole community of every age. It will be a simple meal where we will repeat again and again the last part of the reading:
While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins...
because whatever else we take from it, we are repeating and recalling the story again and again and in repeating and recalling, we make real the event once more. And perhaps notice that this act of bread and wine is nothing unique, it is rather ubiquitous for it takes place in every loaf and every cup. That's the point of communion for many, not that we set aside a day, a table and a loaf but that every day, table and loaf is a sacramental place, a meeting place of heaven and what the 'minister' does on a Sunday is actually more real when it is done as families and friends, at the kitchen table with everyone gathered round. This is the body of Christ: the community who in love shares the simple needs of life with each other and discover they are packed with promise and story.
And how would you read this story in church, or act it out?