Not a Theory, But a Meal

Tomorrow is the first Sunday and we’ll be celebrating communion. It’s my belief that United Methodists have often underestimated the importance of this sacrament. One of the reasons it’s important is that it conveys the meaning of Jesus’s death and thus the depth of God’s love. N. T. Wright put it succinctly:

I have made the point elsewhere, but it bears repeating: when Jesus wanted to explain to his followers what his forthcoming death was all about, he did not give them a theory, a model, a metaphor, or any other such thing; he gave them a meal. — N. T. Wright

Come celebrate Holy Communion with us and know the depth of God’s love for you.

N. T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion (San Francisco: Harper One, 2016), locations 2994-2996 of 7465, Kindle.