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Tag Archives: Eucharist

Eucharist: Weekly Summary

Eucharist Summary: Sunday, July 22-Friday, July 27, 2018 More than a theological statement that requires intellectual assent, the Eucharist is an invitation to socially experience the shared presence of God, and to be present in an embodied way. (Sunday) Jesus’ most consistent social action was eating in new ways and with new people, encountering those… Continue Reading Eucharist: Weekly Summary

God Is Everywhere

Eucharist God Is Everywhere Friday, July 27, 2018 The Incarnation Mystery is repeated and represented in the Eucharist. In it we have material reality, in the form of these universal foods of bread and wine, as the hiding place and the revelation place for God. We are reminded that God is always perfectly hidden and… Continue Reading God Is Everywhere

The Universal and Unifying Meal

Eucharist The Universal and Unifying Meal Thursday, July 26, 2018 The mystery of sharing food and a common table takes place on different levels. First there is the unifying idea of sharing the same food. Then there is the symbolism of the table itself: where you sit at the table, how the table is arranged,… Continue Reading The Universal and Unifying Meal

The Christian Mime

Eucharist The Christian Mime Wednesday, July 25, 2018 At his last supper, which might also have been the Jewish Passover meal, Jesus gave us an action, a mime, a sacred ritual for his community that would summarize his core and lasting message for the world—one to keep repeating until his return to hold the group… Continue Reading The Christian Mime

Real Presence

Eucharist Real Presence Tuesday, July 24, 2018 All my life as a Catholic, I have held the orthodox belief that the “Real Presence” of Christ is communicated in the bread and wine of the sacred meal (rather shockingly taught by Jesus in John 6:35-58). This is not a magical idea, but simply the mystery of… Continue Reading Real Presence

A Bigger, Inclusive Table

Eucharist A Bigger, Inclusive Table Monday, July 23, 2018 The table of bread and wine is now to be made ready. It is the table of company of Jesus, and all who love him. It is the table of sharing with the poor of the world, with whom Jesus identified himself. It is the table… Continue Reading A Bigger, Inclusive Table

The Shape of the Table

Eucharist The Shape of the Table Sunday, July 22, 2018 Our spirituality is inseparable from the way we live in the world. Over the past several weeks we’ve explored some controversial topics: justice, economics, politics. If you’re still reading, thank you for hanging in there with me! Learning and growing is not always comfortable. Whether… Continue Reading The Shape of the Table

Bearing the Mystery of God

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Bearing the Mystery of God Sunday, April 15, 2018 In the image of God they were created, male and female God created them. —Genesis 1:27 As we explored the past two weeks, human bodies are sacred images or incarnations of God. Yes, this includes our gender and sexuality. What makes… Continue Reading Bearing the Mystery of God

Already in Union

Union Already in Union Sunday, December 11, 2016 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus… Continue Reading Already in Union

You are the Body of Christ

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 You are the Body of Christ Friday, October 28, 2016 Christ is the eternal amalgam of matter and spirit as one. They hold and reveal one another. Wherever the human and the divine coexist, we have the Christ. Wherever the material and the spiritual coincide, we have the Christ. That… Continue Reading You are the Body of Christ

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