Tuesday, January 03, 2006

CQOD: 01/03/06 -- Underhill on communion

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 3, 2006
Commemoration of Gladys Aylward, Missionary in China, 1970
    The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
    -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (ESV)

    Two movements merge in the real act of communion. First, the creature’s profound sense of need, of incompleteness: its steadfast desire... Next, a humble and loving acceptance of God’s answer to that prayer of desire, however startling, disappointing, and unappetizing it may be.
    ... Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)

Quiet time reflection:
    Purge me of scorn for any part of the Body.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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