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.