Tuesday, April 06, 2004

The Body of Christ ?!?

I have just been thinking about what has happened sice my last blog entry. Ian and I on Saturday went to stock up for our Sure Slim Quick Loss programme. It was very strange to walk out of the fruit barn with a large foam box of fruit and veg (about 1/4-1/3 has already diminished) - this is not us!!!

Sunday we hit a bit of a wall - Communion! An interesting concept when you cannot have fruit juice or bread and cannot eat between meals - at all. We had an offer of having little water cups for next time, but we will have to miss out on the "Body of Christ" for now. Many would argue the "Oh, no you must take Communion, that is far more important than any diet", but it got me thinking, why do we participate in the Lord's Supper (which is the same as Communion if you are not familiar with the term).

For many (protestant) Churches, they have put their priorities in order in recent years and made known that Communion/The Lord's Supper is for those who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord of their lives. Therefore, to me that lends the question "well then isn't it all about relationship with Christ?"

Absolutely. Christ is the living water and the Word of God (through the Bible) is bread (eg: Matthew 4:4 - Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[ 4:4 Deut. 8:3] "). We are not to concern ourselves with what we (or anyone else) have at the Lord's table, because that takes our focus off why we are there.

Later that afternoon (I have to put this in!) the DRAGONS (St George Illawarra) SMASHED the Knights (Newcastle) 48-2!!!!!

... and then came Monday...

K xo

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