"Communion" or "Pin the Truth on the Heretic"
Yes, I've got a little time (if you don't count all of the things I could be working on), and I haven't blogged for a while, so I'm throwing some serious blog action on here. So..
I've been having this thought for a while about how we church people practice The Lord's Supper.
Basically.. what's up with the closing of eyes, bowing of heads thing?
I just.. I don't know. But I'm not liking it.
Sure hope that's not heresy!
But I just keep thinking about it. Thinking about even the words that we use.. "Communion" .. "The Lord's Supper"... well, okay.. to me those seem like "together" words. Words that would indicate participation, rather than segregation. I read the biblical account.. I try to apply what theological training I have.. I'm not seeing what says I'm wrong about this. (it's very possibly there.. but I'm not seeing it yet..)
But when the bread and juice come around, what do we do? We grab our stuff, and then WHAM!! ..down come the walls, slicing us off from the rest of the body. Well.. I don't want to close my eyes. I don't want to remember Jesus hanging on the cross. I don't want to confess my sins so that I don't partake in an "unworthy" manner.. I'm afraid that we're all doing it in an unworthy manner! I want to share a meal with my brothers and sisters.. I want to remember who Jesus is.. not how he died. I want to participate in the life of The Body, and remember the life of The Head.
So are we doing it wrong? Have we made The Supper something Jesus never intended it to be? Are we partaking in at least an ineffective or misguided, if not unworthy, manner?
G'head. Pin the Truth on me, people. I'm just asking.