Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Lord's Supper

Amy Chiaramonte has posted an excellent blog about the Lord's Supper. I believe what she has shared will help to correct the false teachings and traditions that have sprung up around this simple meal of fellowship.

She starts off by saying, "Lately, I've been blessed to have participated in several BBQ/Pool Parties with friends this Summer. These gatherings, with my closest friends, I've left with a smile in my heart. I've been thinking about these get-togethers, and have realized that our sharing of hamburgers, chips, soda and even a couple brewskies are closer to what Jesus meant as sharing the Lord's Supper than what Institutional Churches do with a tiny wafer cracker and a miniature cup of grape juice."

To read her entire blog, follow this link.

13 comments:

Tina said...

Aida, I had been contemplating this very topic over what the Lord's Supper is over the last couple of days. Thanks so much for providing the link. What she shared rang very true in my heart.

rob horton said...

aida,

solid quote - my heart resonates with that thought.

blessings,
rob

Aida said...

Thanks, Tina and Rob.

For years, the Lord's Supper was a mystery for me. It just didn't make any sense but I couldn't figure out what was off. I believe Amy's post really gets to the heart of what Jesus and Paul meant in describing the Lord's Supper. It's a far cry from what religion has made it to be.

rob horton said...

aida,

i think via religion and institutionalism we have totally domesticated something that could be life-affirming and transformational.

grace and peace,
rob

Aida said...

I agree, Rob.

It seems to be that way with everything - baptism, child dedication, giving, etc. Darin Hufford says religion has hijacked these things from the church and I think that's a very good description of what has happened.

rob horton said...

aida,

here is a related thought: which came first: religion or institutionalism? my initial thought is that religion slipped in and gave birth to institutionalism. religion appears to breath and breed best in a systemitized environment. (i think i have my blog post for today :) )

if this is accurate - than wayne in his transition series is taking a very appropriate approach - if we encourage people to embrace liberation from religion, the institution will lose its destructive grip!

food for thought,
rob

Aida said...

Rob, that's an interesting thought. Your excitement is coming through so I'm looking forward to seeing how you develop that thought on your blog.

I've been thinking about listening to the Transition series again. Heather's listening to it too. I'm kind of caught up on Darin's audios so I may download Transition. It's been a while since I listened.

rob horton said...

go for it. i made it through the first two and then got distracted by the "into the wild" podcasts and my desire to catch up via the archives.

laters,
rob

Aida said...

I know what you mean. There's so much good teaching out there and I want to hear and read all of it. I'm also trying to catch up with Darin's Love Series #1 that's posted on the member's page but I'll probably start downloading Transition as soon as I get a chance.

BTW, in the near future Darin will be adding a podcast entitled Women in the Wild. Heather has affectionately dubbed it Wild Women and since that seemed very appropriate that's what she and I have been calling it. Since I know your concern for women and how you have sought to encourage and lift us up, I thought you might be interested in knowing that's coming sometime in the forseeable future.

I think you'll find that you and Darin have the same heart and concern for us ladies. I appreciate that about the two of you.

rob horton said...

AMEN aida! i have loved to here the female voices on the podcasts - that is a blessing.

Aida said...

I do too. It's good to hear from both a man's perspective and from a woman's. I think the gals add a lot in sharing from their perspective.

Free Spirit said...

Thanks Aida, once again, for a great link! Loved this one too !

Aida said...

Thanks again, Free Spirit.