Take a few moments to become still. Focus on your breathing, and as you do so, breathe in God's goodness and breathe out all that distracts you from this moment.
1 Corinthians 10:16
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Participation in the Eucharist is not passive, it is active. The cup we bless and the bread we break are actions that enable us to be a part of the Body of Christ. As the Body of Christ, we are Christ's presence in the world, and as such we continue his mission of service and love. In this we too are poured out and broken open, just as Jesus' blood was poured out and his body broken during crucifixion, in service to others and to the world.
How am I being challenged to live in service to others in my day-to-day life?
What help do I need from Jesus to do that?
(Pray in these words or your own.)
Jesus, source of life and salvation, fill me with your life that through my service in your name I may more fully be Christ to others.