Consuming Communion

Monday, 13 Jul 2009

Christian writers at their best seldom fail to mention that just as the Lord's Supper looks back to the Last Supper, so it also looks forward to the messianic meal in heaven, the wedding feast of the future, when Christ as bridegroom and the church as his bride will be united at the "marriage supper of the Lamb" (cf. Rev. 19:9 and 19:7; 3:20). The Lord's Supper is, at the same time, a feast of remembrance and a feast of hope-hope in the deeper sense of the New Testament, hope for the coming of Christ in glory. This ...

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