Communion Meditation: Fighting Mordor with Bread and Wine

In a recent article on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author writes that for Tolkien food was at the center of life at the Shire. He observes that “…the importance of what happens around these meals is what makes the sacrifice of war worthwhile and that lets the reader know there is something worth fighting about.”  In the Scriptures, the shepherd prepares a table for his people. In the Scriptures, the resurrected Jesus eats with his disciples. In the Scriptures, when the disciples eat with Jesus their eyes are opened and they see more clearly their mission. In bread and wine the community is united and strengthened for battle. In the church’s sacred meal Yahweh’s family is emboldened to fight Mordor.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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