Thursday, April 14, 2016

Easter 19 Body

Incarnation is not only an individual reality, but also a corporate one.

The Christian community gathers to join in the ritual that we sometimes call Holy Communion, and take a piece of bread that we recognize as the Body of Christ (broken for us).

The Body of Christ is a central metaphor for the church. We who take the Body of Christ (broken for us) become the Body of Christ collectively by sharing in the one bread. The Jesus community, who experience the resurrected Lord, becomes the Body of Christ, resurrected in our collective presence.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. [1 Corinthians 12.27]


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