Food for Thought-Reflections on the Eucharist

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One of the key elements of the Eucharist is to embrace the doubt implicit in Jesus’ request to relive the uncertainty of the moment when his sacrifice was explained. When this occurred, we did not know when or if we would gather again. Despite these doubts, we agreed to embrace what we did not understand. Now, we have returned. We center ourselves, in this place, to remember how we embraced our doubts amid questions we could never answer. What does this mean? Why will His blood be shed? How can His body be broken? Will we ever gather again after this night? Regardless of the hidden darkness of tomorrow and the acknowledgment of our unwillingness to face what comes next, around this table we can live within the doubt and with the questions. For ultimately, they are all we have.

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