In Remembrance of Me

Do this is remembrance of me.
      —1 Corinthians 11:24

When Jesus met for his final Passover with his disciples he broke the bread and picked up the cup: “This is my body … my blood.”

When you eat the bread and sip the cup in coming days, “Do this in remembrance of me.”

You fondly gaze at the portrait of a departed loved one. You have pleasant memories of times spent together. You hear their voice, feel their touch, sense their nearness. They continue to be a living presence.

Jesus should be remembered, not just as a person of the past, but also as a present companion: “I am with you always.”

Eat the bread. Sip the cup. Remember what he did for you then; and how close he is to you now.

He isn’t a distant deity,
but a living presence.

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