2 April: 1 Corinthians 11.23-26

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

2 April

This account of the Last Supper must have been valued by the small group of Corinthians and it has been treasured and repeated for two thousand years by Christians all over the world.

In obeying Jesus’ command to remember Him, in bread and wine, we have an opportunity to get near to Him. It has been important to me in all parts of my life and a source of strength and comfort.

One of the last prayers in Compline is for Jesus to make Himself known to us in the breaking of the bread. Do I really mean this? As I wait to go to the altar rail on Sundays or stand around the altar in the week, am I longing for Him to make Himself known in the breaking of the bread?

Am I ready to receive Him?

Are we all ready to receive Him?

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

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