|Becoming Communion People
January 28, 2018
Read: John 6:52-69
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” (vv. 68-69)
There are moments in life that leave us changed forever. One such moment for me was a potluck meal I attended a few years ago. The room was crowded, and half of these new friends experienced one kind of disability or another, though this didn’t seem to matter. I was amazed at the way everyone welcomed one another and me. There was a gentleness and a permission for everyone to be exactly who they were. I knew that I needed this community in my life. These people soon became my closest friends and neighbors, and my life has never been the same.
After witnessing the miraculous meal, the disciples understood that their lives would never be the same. This meal and Jesus’ offer of eternal life had changed everything. Similarly, for us, the Communion meal changes everything. Once we become Communion people and have tasted the fullness of life, once we recognize that we belong to God and to one another, our way of operating in the world changes. Because we ourselves have been transformed, our daily life is also transformed.
Being Communion people means seeing and responding to the world in light of the fullness of life we have been offered. Tomorrow, we will explore the particularities of this change. —Amy Curran
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for inviting me into the fullness of life. Remind me always that you alone have the words of eternal life.