11/3- Monday Luke 24:30-32 30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 33They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
Bonhoeffer: “The day of the Lord’s Supper is an occasion of joy for the Christian community. Reconciled in their hearts to with God and brethren, the congregation receives the gift of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and receiving that, it receives forgiveness, new life, and salvation…Here the community as reached its goal.”
Thoughts: Our eyes are open to God when we have communion. Every time we eat we are called to bless our food- not simply as a recognition that all that we have is from God- it is; not simply as a way to put food in the right perspective- it and material goods are not the most important; but God is our unseen guest. The Moravian Christians would set an extra place at the table for Jesus as the unseen guest. Their blessing would be “Come Lord Jesus be our guest and may this food to us be blest.” Christ is present when we look for Him.
Prayer: Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to understand you are also found when we break bread together, praying to you.