“For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (I Corinthians 11:23-26)
It occurs to me, beloved reader, that I have used many of the Epistle Passage for this Holy Week. In a way, I have been showing Holy Week through the eyes of the community that came together after Jesus lived, died, and rose again. I make no apology for this. There is, I think, great benefit in seeing the immediacy of the effect that Christ had on his early followers. We who have come many generations afterward can benefit from hearing and “seeing” how people changed their thinking and their lives. That many of the Epistle Passages have a common author cannot be helped.
We remember what Christ did for those who were with him while he walked this earth. We remember the impact on those who heard about it first hand. And we remember what has been said and written about Christ throughout the generations. But most importantly, we remember what the Spirit tells us – that Christ gave his own body so that we might have hope and redemption. Selah!