This manifestation of Jesus in the synagogue is filled with vivid imagery (Luke 4). The anger of the Nazareth audience demonstrates that in this world we will have tribulation. The promises of God fulfilled in Jesus have severe repercussions for the authorities of this world who despise Messiah and His claims.
The visual and edible meal before us is also a threat to another group: those who would like to tear the church asunder. This meal is a meal of unity. And God says if you destroy this body you too will be destroyed. So this meal is for those who desire peace.
This morning we drink and eat for the sake of unity and to celebrate the God who gave us His life for our peace.