Memorize & Ponder for Sunday Nov 02, 2014
Jesus Calls Us
Luke 22:14-16 (NRSV)
“When the hour came,
He took his place at the table,
and the disciples with him.
He said to them,
‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover
with you before I suffer.
For I tell you, I will not eat it
until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
Throughout 2014, the Christian community at Brentwood Presbyterian Church is getting to know Jesus, the Christ, in a refreshing and transformative way. We invite you to listen for what the Spirit is saying in the text, then question how those insights might change the ways you see things and act in the world. Share your thoughts during the week on the meaning the Spirit creates for you in this text by posting a comment on our website – www.brentwoodpc.ca.
A Provocative Pondering
Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us provoke one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together … (Hebrews 10:23-25a)
The Lord’s Supper, also called Communion or Eucharist, is one of the most important rituals in the Christian tradition. It re-enacts for us, in our time and place, the Passover supper Jesus convened with his closest friends and disciples prior to his suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension, the act through which God reconciled the world to himself.
There are many levels of meaning that Christians have discovered over the years in this ritual, meaning that touches every dimension of our human being – intuition, emotion, and intellect. It nourishes our souls (the integrated energy of our human being) to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ. Jesus calls us to enjoy that nourishment.
Think, this coming week, about how the Lord’s Supper has nourished you in the past. This also about how you need/want to be nourished next week when we celebrate it yet again. And remain open to the surprising work of the Holy Spirit as she finds unanticipated ways to nourish us all together.