Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Toast: To Jesus

My friend VoD has a nine-year-old son, Samwise. Samwise took communion at church for the first time last week, and he had a unique, convivial perspective on the holy sacrament.

The ushers delivered the bread-slash-cracker and the wine-slash-juice to the congregants, and the pastor recited the words that Jesus spoke to his disciples at the Last Supper: "This is my body, which was broken for you. Eat ye all of it. This is my blood which was shed for you. Drink ye all of it."

Samwise leaned toward his mom, ready to observe his first-ever communion.

"To Jesus," he said, "Cheers."

He clinked his tiny communion cup against hers, and tipped the juice into his mouth.

I expect this to catch on, and soon congregations across America will be toasting Jesus when they take communion.

2 comments:

Terri B. said...

I love this! A toast to Jesus. No wonder Jesus loves children!

E. Peevie said...

TerriB--

I know, right? I love telling this story in person--it never fails to get a big laugh.

E. Peevie