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Eucharist: Gathering - A Prophetic Witness

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10.16

 

Where there is fracture and fragmentation - the Eucharist calls us to wholeness and community.

Where there is violence - the Eucharist demands we be people of peace.

Where there is injustice - the Eucharist proclaims equality.

Where there is fear - the Eucharist declares love.

Where there is exclusion - the Eucharist gives welcome.

Where there is unforgiveness - the Eucharist shares mercy.

Where there is dominance through strength - the Eucharist brings servanthood.

Where there is need - the Eucharist offers sustenance.

Where there is despair - the Eucharist is hope.

Where there is death - the Eucharist lives resurrection.

Where there is emptiness - the Eucharist fulfils.

 

“In the Eucharist we can find all the dimensions of communion: God communicates himself to us, we enter into communion with him, the participants of the sacrament enter into communion with one another, and creation as a whole enters through man into communion with God. All this takes place in Christ and the Spirit, who brings the last days into history and offers to the world a foretaste of the Kingdom.” 
― John D. Zizioulas, Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church

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