Elijah’s desolation sharpens our focus. The eucharist of our Messiah’s body and blood is communion which nourishes and strengthens us for what matters most. It is no mere part of the order of mass. Nor is the eucharist an extra, like an optional accessory to our autos or add-ons for computers. “We come to share our story,”3 the song sings, that is, who we are in God as the scriptures unfold that to us and God’s passion for us. We partake of the broken bread to live the godly life to which Jesus invites us for the sake of the world. Equally important, “We come to know our rising from the dead”4—what matters most.
- Rest in our Triune God.
- Ask the communion of saints to present you to Jesus.
- Consider how Jesus is creating you to change the world.
- Ask him for grace to have felt knowledge of what matters most and how Jesus nourishes you to change the world, one deed, one word, one day at a time.
- Close saying slowly the Lord’s Prayer. His words, give us this day, remind us that our Triune God slakes our deep thirsts.