“Do this in remembrance of me”

The Elements of the Holy Communion by Jacques Iselin from the Methodist Modern Art Collection. Image Copyright ©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes Trustees for more information about this artwork, go here.

Luke 22: 19-20
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you

As we take the bread and drink the wine, we are called to be still and remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us all on the cross. We are invited afresh into the revelation of God’s promised salvation through Jesus, remembering that it was through the embodied Christ that God chose to come into the world, living within and becoming part of creation. As we are invited to embody God in the world today, we remember that our salvation cannot be separated from the creation God stepped into in the life of Jesus Christ.

This Maundy Thursday, we may not be able to physically break bread and drink wine with our communities of faith, but our call to spend time in remembrance today should not be forgotten. 

Take a few moments to reflect on this image…

Why not spend time in prayer today, listening to the invitation of Jesus to draw near?