A Word Concerning The Table
At the Lord’s table, Christ is not merely remembered; he is encountered. He is not passive in this meal. Many view the table as a venerable way to pay respect, like visiting the headstone of a loved one. Instead, we ought to see the table as an altar where our Beloved recites his covenant promises to us again. There, we as the bride receive his words by the Spirit as we listen in wonderment of this great love that our Beloved has for us. The paradox of the table is this: as we act, we are acted upon. That is why we call it communion.