“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” – 1 Corinthians 11:23-27
What if you remembered doing Communion at home and approached all your meals as holy, as “little communions”?
The practice of saying grace before a meal reveals the “little communion” perspective. It is often customary to give thanks before taking part in our daily bread. We give thanks for meal, for the hands that prepared it, for those who gathered the ingredients, for the earth from which our food came, and for loved ones near and far. We give thanks at the table.
The celebration of Christ’s table goes by many names: The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, The Last Supper, The Eucharist. Eucharist is the Greek word for “Thanksgiving.”
Perhaps, without knowing it, you’ve been celebrating a “little communion” at home all along. Perhaps, now is simply the time to add a brief pause to your daily communion and consider that Christ is at your table.
- Gathered with loved ones for a celebration, Christ enjoys the laughter and shared stories.
- Eating quickly with a packed schedule, Christ is present with reassurance.
- Coming to the table alone, Christ is present with you, listening to your heart.
Your kitchen nook, your dining room table, your kitchen counter, all are transformed to Christ’s table and at the table of Christ there is grace sufficient and salient.