A Bias Towards Fullness: Thoughts About Holy Supper/ Communion

A bias towards fullness is the bias that comes from joyful commitment declared and lived. Such commitment is rare but, in it rareness, lies its beautify! That makes the entire concept of church profoundly counter-cultural.

And the fullness there … almost beyond words. When we welcome, embrace, hold on to others … in community …. not in a startled moment of accidental compassion but in the slow, enduring work of love, we will find fullness.

Holy Supper, an ancient Christian tradition dating back 1,000′s of years, offers, in taking a “meal” together of bread and wine, the picture of Christian communion. The names then of Holy Supper and Communion are interchangeable. We gather, in communion. We are served/ offered God’s love and wisdom, symbolized by bread and wine – a holy supper.

Such a sacrament reminds us of the need to carefully examine our lives and prayerfully ask for the willingness to repent of those areas where we have gone astray. Likewise it reminds us that this is an “open table”, a table without seating assignments, a table then open to all. And when we can see it thus, it right sizes us, brings gratitude for the diversity present, and stirs thirst and hunger for an ever wider communion.

Honesty. Simplicity. Generosity. Table open wide. Arms open wide. A bias towards fullness!

So we invite you to our first ever Holy Supper/ Communion service held at one of most beautiful churches in this part of the world, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Join us for this adult service on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 PM.

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