THE LAST SUPPER
(The First Communion)
Jesus "earnestly desired" to eat the Passover with his disciples before he suffered.
Jesus broke the bread, and said it was his body given for them.
He handed them the cup, saying it was the new covenant
in his blood, shed for the forgiveness of sins.
When we celebrate Communion, we proclaim the Lord's death until he returns.
(Matthew 26:26-69; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
The psalmist sings to the LORD of justice: "I will praise the LORD...
He is the Maker of heaven and earth...he upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry (Psalm 146:2, 6-7)." These Messianic signs are fulfilled in Jesus, who feeds us with his very self. He sends us out to share his love in word and deed,
inviting others to join the feast.