Over the last while I’ve been struck by the simplicity of communion or the Lord’s Supper. I know there are traditions that add a lot of bells and whistles, which I think can be a good thing. But even our more elaborate celebration on the third Sunday of the month doesn’t take very long, and what we’ve been doing over the last year on other Sundays takes very little time at all.
This seems to fit well with the celebrations described in the New Testament. Of course, there’s no way to know for certain what was actually included. But the focus seems to be on the very few words that Jesus spoke over the bread and wine (e.g. I Corinthians 11:23-26). Read the rest of this post »