I hereby am inviting you to dinner at my place this evening.
Oh, and by the way…I won’t be there. And you might as well bring your own food, because how can I offer you anything if I am not there.
Is that ridiculous, or what?
When Jesus says, ” eat my body and drink my blood”, when He tells us to “do this…” He is inviting us to dine with Him. He wants us to feast on the True Bread which has come down from Heaven for our sakes. If He’s not even going to be there… then why bother?
Of course He’s going to be there… it’s His Supper for cryin’ out loud!
He never told us to do anything where he would not be present. How can He be present? After all, He has ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. That’s right, He’s up there, so how could He be down here with us?
What! He’s God! He can be anywhere and everywhere He wants to be! Simultaneously! He is inside every molecule of every thing in the universe and beyond. But He can’t be, or wouldn’t want to be present at the meal which He’s commanded us to attend?
That’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. And that goes for Holy Baptism as well!
If I ever invite you over for dinner, don’t worry, I’ll be there, and I’ll serve up plenty of vittles as well.
– Steve Martin
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