Saturday and Sunday

“In a culture that constantly tells us what we’re hungry for and how to sate our desires, it is a marvel that the central sacramental space of the Christian tradition is a table that beckons us to acknowledge that we have deeper hungers and keener desires than the ones our televisions, magazines, and radios confront us with. To gather at the table of Christ is a countercultural act that challenges us to sort among our competing hungers, invites us to name the desire that lies beneath them, and beckons us to resist the urge to stuff ourselves not simply with food but with whatever keeps us from acknowledging the emptiness within us.“–Jan L. Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women

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And Deidra at her new diggs!

Comments

  1. says

    The sacrament of communion is the one that’s been the most difficult for me to connect with. There have been a few very significant times in my life when it really meant something to me, but much of the time I feel as if I’m just going through the motions. Sometimes I feel as if the experience is rushed at our church and I don’t have enough time to settle in to it. I don’t know if that makes sense. And lately, I feel as if I’m using your comment box as a confessional of sorts. I guess my point is that this image and these words got through to me. Thank you.

  2. says

    beckons us to resist the urge to stuff ourselves not simply with food but with whatever keeps us from acknowledging the emptiness within us…

    what a powerful truth… and this gives a whole new meaning to remembering not only his sacrifice… but our sins in trying to meet our deepest hunger. Thank you for sharing this Laura. =)

  3. says

    One of disappointments connected to most churches… maybe just many … is that communion is simply passing plates down aisles. I so prefer to go forward, kneel, be gifted OR take the bread and wine/juice and stand to the side and pray with my family, my husband laying hands on us, and then eat together. I take communion very, very seriously… and love it when it truly is presented as a special “dinner” time… as He did with the disciples.

  4. says

    yes, the “deeper desires”…your words coincide with Pastor Scott’s sermon today on how Christ meets us in our deepest desires, and people miss out on Him when they rely on lesser desires, such as sexual gratification apart from God’s plan; Scott did not marry till her was 42…interesting to then come here…bless you, Laura 🙂

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