Mysteries of God and Means of Grace

Thursday, 01 May 1997

I had, without malice but with plenty of ignorance, turned the Sacrament of Christ's doing and dying into my sacrament of feeling and remembering. Why did I even need bread and grape juice to do that?
"Try a personal Communion service to enrich your relationship with God." "Supper for One," an article in a leading evangelical magazine, advocates supplementing private devotions with Communion. "I didn't have wine or unleavened bread around the house, but I did have water or juice and crackers….Communion helped me focus blurry thoughts in the morning." The writer recalled the hatred she was harboring toward a friend. "Yet as I crunched the cracker in my mouth, I remembered the breaking of Jesus' body and prayed, 'Lord, please break this hatred ...

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