Broken and shared

Worship: Act four
When the Eucharist is served, a reshaping of human society begins. Each member of the congregation offers different things to the table, offering all that he or she uniquely is. This begins a reordering of society: members of the congregation come and in return receive from God everything they need to follow him.

Communion is a microcosm of the service as a whole. The elements of bread and wine are taken, blessed, broken and shared just as Jesus was taken, blessed, broken and shared. In a similar way the congregation as a whole is taken out of its ordinary pursuits; blessed with the grace and truth of forgiveness and scripture; broken in the disciplines of intercession, peacemaking and food-sharing; and shared with the world in love and service. As the bread and wine are offered, transformed and received, the congregation, and through it the whole creation, is offered, transformed and received.


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