The New Covenant?

Tomorrow I lead what is called the Methodist Covenant Service. At the heart of this service is a remembering of the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. Despite his realisation that someone close to him would betray him he still shares himself perfectly with them. I doubt many of us would be so gracious. This is written for all those times we feel unworthy of the friendliness of God as it is expressed in those who represent Jesus in recreating that meal. 

 

Crumbs
in my hand.

Torn by a stranger
who glanced meaningfully
for a short while

while words tumbled
from her mouth

Her hands hovered over bread
and a poor impersonation of wine

“take
eat”
“take
drink”

“all
all
all

of you”.

Could it be
that
these

hands,

which would have touched
and betrayed the holy,
are welcome
at this table?

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