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WHAT IS COMMUNION AND HOW HOLY IS IT

WHAT IS COMMUNION AND HOW HOLY IS IT

The term "communion" is applied to sharing in the Eucharist by partaking of the consecrated bread and wine, an action seen as entering into a particularly close relationship with Jesus. Sometimes the term is applied not only to this partaking but to the whole of the rite or to the consecrated elements. We treat it as holy but it is no holier than feet washing or baptism. As I stated in a previous writing, communion is an event that is not mentioned in the Old Testament.

It is treated as a special event that comes with no life adjusting occurrences. After receiving the bread, you will receive the wine. You take a small drink from the cup that is offered to you. The person offering the cup will say “the Blood of Christ,” and you should respond "Amen." The event is no different than remembering a doctors appointment. The bread and wine is no holier than popcorn and a coke being prayed over like a meal. It is a sacred event to many but the only thing sacred in religion is your life and not an event or device.