Friday, April 10, 2009

Maundy Thursday thoughts, #2

For some reason, in last night's reading from Corinthians in which Paul relates the words of institution, I was really struck by the line, "This is my body that is for you." The "blood" line is much more metaphysical ("This cup is the new covenant in my blood"), but the "body" line is so concrete, so physical. The actual flesh and blood, the efforts of the living body are for you. Not in theory, not in spirit, but in the flesh.

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