On Communion or the Eucharist

Nowadays, Christians tend to simply go through the motions of the Eucharist, eating the bread, drinking the wine, and sitting down. Unfortunately, by making it perfunctory, they miss the mystical point and power of the Mystery; in Communion, one takes the Divine into oneself and the apparently two are experienced as really one.

The lesson of Communion is that we can have an experience of oneness with the Divine, with other humans, and with other living beings. The Eucharist is a gesture of atonement, a ritual enactment of the process of becoming aware of the fundamental unity of being.

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