Remembering Jesus

[D]o this in remembrance of me.
                —Luke 22:19

When Jesus inaugurated the Lord’s Supper, he told his disciples to remember him every time they ate from the loaf and drank from the cup.

I contritely confess that sometimes I am distracted during communion. In Gethsemane, Jesus asked his sleeping friends, “Could you not keep watch for one hour?” I feel him nudge my meandering mind: “Could you not think about me for ten minutes?”

It helps me regain concentration to imagine him repeatedly saying, “Think about me; remember me. Think about me; remember me. Think about me; remember me.”

King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.
—Jennie Hussey

Precious Lord, you are fondly and gratefully remembered.

Remember what he gave . . .
and what he gave up.

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