It is worth receiving the Lord’s Supper frequently:
to express unity across the world and across the generations.
To what point does the body of Christ stretch, and how far does his blood extend? Because God himself became man in the person of Jesus, his body and blood reach infinitely far.
Therefore, it is a simple matter for Christ: that in practically every population center, Holy Communion has been celebrated at one time or another. And at almost any moment you can think of, the Lord’s Supper has been observed continuously for centuries—at one place or another across the globe.
It means that when you receive Christ’s body and blood at his table, you are a part of something far bigger than yourself. You are joining confessors of Christ across the entire planet and across countless generations. Jesus’ body and blood, which you participate in receiving, effectively unites you with them.
It gives you all the more incentive to receive in Lord’s Supper the forgiveness of your sins once again sometime soon—and often!
We, who are many, are one body. (1 Corinthians 10:17)
St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church + 615 Jones St. + Watertown, WI 53094
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