The Divine Dinner Party, Pt.1

As part of my study of all things symbolic, I have been partaking in Communion daily.  I use the prayers in the Book of Common Prayer for the Eucharist.   So I’ve had three months to be meditating on the Lord’s Supper, but lately, I’ve been wanting to go deeper.  So here I plunge.

Preparation and Anticipation

Jesus knew that He was about to leave his Disciples, and He was looking forward to an evening alone with them (as well as His betrayer).  In fact in Luke 22:15, He said,

15And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

Simply put, he was looking forward to sharing a meal with them.  Everything He had left to say to them had to be said that night.  Everything He wanted to reiterate had to be gone over before the end of this dinner.  It had to be a night to remember.  Jesus actually went to a lot of trouble for this dinner party.  He gave the Disciples very exact instructions.  (Luke 22:8-13) And He planned some very extraordinary activities for the evening.

Next:  The Last Supper – A Night To Remember

8 thoughts on “The Divine Dinner Party, Pt.1

  1. I wait with anticipation…..The phrase “a night to remember” reminds me of Bilbo Baggins’ statement to Gandolph in the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J R R Tolkien. The night was to celebrate Bilboa’s 111th birthday party. “Gandolph, my friend, this will be a night to remember.” I’m looking forward to your next post on this most monumental and holy “dinner party” that was indeed a “night to remember”……2,000 years later we still remember it, with awe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would have never found you, if you hadn’t found me first. What a blessing your blog is to me. I am using the Liturgy of the Hours for the past year, and find it much more daunting than pure mediation. Your reflections are just what I need to keep me pegged to my lenten commitments.

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