Bread and Wine

Bread and wine. Such basic table items. So unremarkable. But one day Someone took them in his hands and transformed them into symbols of grace and glory. This is my body. This is my blood.

Ever since, people from all countries, cultures and backgrounds have gathered around that simple fare. It is truly “charged with the grandeur of God”. [1]

We partake and proclaim the turning point of history: his death and resurrection. We partake and celebrate what it means: that he has overthrown evil and death – that he has set in motion a new creation. We partake and are caught up in the drama of redemption.

Bread and wine. Emmanuel: GOD WITH US.

[1] Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Grandeur of God

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