Becoming

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We pass his body from hand to hand—mouth to mouth.

Lift chalice; drink his blood.

Some reach eagerly. Greedily.

Others…haltingly, reluctantly.

Am I worthy?

It is warm going down.

Mixed with salty tears.

I feel it inside of me.

Spreading.

Becoming him.

Do this in remembrance of me.

It vibrates like a song inside of me.

Do this in remembrance of me.

Eager. Greedy. Reluctant. Unworthy. Warm. Mixed. Salty.

Becoming Him.

I will remember.

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Comments

  1. says

    Such a mix we bring to Him. From greed to reluctance. And He’s ready for us all. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. A blessed Resurrection weekend to you.

  2. says

    I loved this post, friend.

    I heard a speaker say that every time we take in communion we are saying, “I need to take in Jesus.”
    “I want to take in Jesus.” We are taking in His flesh and His blood because of our awareness of our great need. I loved that! Had never heard it explained that way in all the years of church going. It had always been attributed to sin and the forgiveness of sin, which is HUGE, but it doesn’t stop there… We realize our great need to have His body intertwined with us.

    Loved this!

  3. says

    I am in the process of transferring my membership to a church that has lots of people. One thing I like about that is that communion takes longer, so we get to sing more songs. Also, they have contemporary service with praise teams.

    This was another well written posts of yours. Thanks!

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