In an email to a friend, I said that when we sit at the communion rail and accept the body and blood of Christ into ourselves, we are connected, through Him, to all other Christians for all of eternity.
I said it again to my dear former UU minister, Steve, at lunch today. In that case, I was talking about the fact that the potential schism in the Episcopal church was not the whole story. There is much to hope for. I suggested that ultimately, when we take communion together, we are in communion with each other through Christ. Christ, who heals all wounds.
Did I make this up? Or did something I read somewhere sink in? I don't know. Someone quote some scripture at me!
More and more I am experiencing a sense of Christ's ability to transcend time and location, especially in the Eucharist.
Speaking of Steve:
He is off to a new church in Eugene, OR this summer. I admitted that I was sad he was going because even though I have left my UU church, there is a part of me that doesn't want it to change in my absence. I want it to be just as I left it, nearly two years ago. Isn't that funny?
Steve has been an important part of my spiritual journey. It was he who baptized me 4 years ago. I feel grateful to him.
Go with your servant, Steve. Help him be a good minister to his new church. Let him continue to be a light in the lives of those he encounters.... as he has been in mine.