The Table is . . .

Jeremy John, coordinator of the  Crabgrass Christians Initiative and one of the founders of the Occupy Church, recently blogged about his understanding of the Eucharist.  He suggests:

The Eucharist gathers us at a particular place, with a particular people, to eat particular food(s) together. While we believe theologically that Christ is present at the table with us, the Eucharist is more about what you do than what you believe.

So What?

While the Eucharist / Lord’s Supper / Holy Communion is a sacrament / ordinance / rite / celebration that unites Christians, it is also something experienced in radically diverse ways in varying Christian communities (as the many names needed to construct this sentence illustrate).

  • What do you understand as the core purpose of Eucharist / Lord’s Supper / Holy Communion?
  • Do you agree or disagree with John’s remark that “the Eucharist is more about what you do than what you believe?” Why?

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