Taste And See - The Lord Is Good: Fourth Sunday of Lent

If you want to know Jesus, the Bread of Life, the invitation is not to raising a hand or kneeling at an alter or praying a special prayer,  but it’s to taste and see*, that the Lord is good!" Lenten Prayer Week 4: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, Lent Wk4
Joining with one another at the Eucharistic, the communion, table is a beautiful experience bringing us closer to God, and orienting us towards Him. The Psalmist wrote:“…Taste of His goodness; see how wonderful the Eternal truly is. Anyone who puts trust in Him will be blessed and comforted…” Conventional church practices usually say: become a believer or a church member and then you can take of the Eucharist. But the Christian way to the cross ought to be less about protocols and more about holding a piece of bread, holding a cup of wine and holding a brother or sister.  I see the Lord’s table as the greatest of evangelist’s tools. How can I be so sure of the Communion table as an instrument to share salvation? Because coming to the Lord's table in and of itself should be an act of repentance: if you are humble & hungry, you are eligible to eat and to partake. It’s at the Lord's table where He brings healing to the sick, deliverance to the addicted, hope for the discouraged & oppressed, cleansing for the defiled. The Lord's table is not spread for the righteous, but it's where the true bread which gives life to a broken world. #pkes
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