When we break bread together, may we not overlook the fact that we do so as one body. Paul told the church at Corinth that they were part of the one body of Christ. There is only one body, and one Head over this body, and that is Jesus Christ. The primary focus of the Lord’s table is Jesus Christ, symbolized by the bread and the cup.
However, any atmosphere of division, heresy, or carnality within the body can have devastating effects. Division within the body grieves the Spirit of God. Envy and strife within the body also grieve the Spirit of God.
Therefore, each of us needs to examine our own heart concerning attitudes towards others before we eat of the bread and drink the cup. A divided body is sure to fall.
Communion provides us the opportunity to “nip in the bud” those seeds or roots of division. May we be cleansed afresh today from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. May that precious unity in Jesus flow in and through every heart today. Oh, that God’s Spirit would knit together each prayer, gift, and deed to “glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
May God’s love and vision enable each of us to display that precious unity that Jesus died for!