Saturday, May 10, 2014

Examin Saturday 10 May 2014

In our readings this week we are reminded that some of Jesus' disciples found it a 'hard teaching' that Christ was the bread of life and that this bread was his flesh. And Jesus went further, saying that unless we should eat his flesh and drink his blood we could have no life in us. The sacraments, then, are not an optional part of the Christian life – they are essential. This is what makes attendance at church services so vital, for it is only as we gather together to celebrate around the Lord's Table that we may receive this vital nourishment. And as Scripture and the 39 articles remind us, we must not receive them unworthily. So examine your conscience well before partaking of the Lord's Supper. And if you cannot quiet your own conscience, then do as the Prayer Book exhorts us all to do and seek the council of some discrete minister of God's word.

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