It is always wonderful to have people to share a meal with, and even better if it is a meal shared with those you love. Sometimes at family dinners arguments can break out and unkind words are said. And yet, these are the moments we remember and treasure, they shape who we are and define our lives ahead.
The hour has come for the final drama and passion. The disciples remember this moment and treasure the words that were said. As Christians, these are the words and actions that define us, the words spoken, centuries ago at table with dear friends. These words and actions make us who we are, one family in Christ through the drama and passion of Christ. The common meal is our common heritage and week by week we participate in the meal as a family gathered together. Although it is not always easy, like any family meal, we are drawn together and defined as we eat this simple meal together.
Today I ask God to help me embrace the whole family of God. May we find moments and opportunities to share ta meal with others as one family united by sacrifice. May we find blessing today in our common lives, our common heritage and be ever shaped by Christ's love and sacrifice for us all.