April 04, 2007

Communion


We actually had communion in chapel today and about half of us were given prepackaged juice and wafers. They were bundled together. Why not put them in a vending machine?

8 comments:

Jeannette said...

i need my communion on the go anyway! i never seem to find myself inside a church. but if there were a vending machine the manufacturer may think about spicing up the flavors a bit. wasabi wafers and strawberry kiwi juice! mmm jesus tastes great!

MammaJam said...

This is an interesting idea. i recall reading somewhere about ATM machines in church for debit offerings. Do you have one of those next to your prepackaged communion?
btw, I like your exaggerated style :)

Brine Blank said...

Yet another casualty of our 'on the go society'...I think it tends to lose a lot of the symbolism and message about what happened...no wonder we seem to be so 'cold' and nonchalante (sic?) at times...the breaking of the bread contrasting with the breaking of Christ's body instead of the breaking open of a new box of crackers...I know sometimes there are a lot of people but maybe we should slow down a bit and really think about the implications of what went on physically and spiritually...

SLW said...

Hey this is funny, my colleagues were just talking about this at the lunch table the other day...crazy.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I've never heard of prepacked communion elements! It does seem sort of sad and inappropriately commercial.

Your illustration style is truly awesome.

Ammon said...

I agree:
Events like this should never become a habit or an event on the old things to do list.

It is sad indeed. I declined to accept communion on this day becuase I did not think that it was anything but a ritual. Good for those that were there and disagree and were able to accept it. We don't often have a communion service during Messiah College chapels (there are two chapels a week) and I would rather that we didn't ever if it is going to be a hoop to jump through.

Thanks for all of your comments.

Brine Blank said...

I think the first few chapters of Isaiah tends to hit a lot of notes... it is funny how we are treading the same 'steps' as the natural branch...my friend I am of full belief that the wild branch's cup is getting full...

Ammon said...

I finally read through the beginning of Isaiah. I agree Mr. Blank.