A pastor in Greensboro, North Carolina, tells this wonderful, true story of a four-year-old niece named Alisha:
One day, while babysitting Alisha and her younger brother, Matt, I had just served them their favorite lunch of apple juice and burritos. As I left the room I heard Alisha begin to “celebrate Communion”–as she so often has witnessed me doing on the altar. It surprised me how well she knew Jesus’ words of institution, but she put a new twist on them. She lifted her cup of apple juice and said: “And Jesus took the cup and blessed it and He thanked God for it and said, ‘Fill it with Folgers and wake them up!'”1
What wonderful theology! And straight from the Bible, as we can plainly see from today’s Gospel Lesson. “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me will live because of Me…He who eats this Bread will live forever” (Jn. 6:57,58).…
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