Sacred Communion

In replying to a question asked her about administering and receiving the communion, in the Church of Christ, Scientist, Mrs. Eddy referred to the Master's last supper with his disciples before the crucifixion, and then said (Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 90, 91): "His spiritually prepared breakfast, after his resurrection, and after his disciples had left their nets to follow him, is the spiritual communion which Christian Scientists celebrate in commemoration of the Christ. This ordinance is significant as a type of the true worship." And she explained further, "It is imperative, at all times and under every circumstance, to perpetuate no ceremonials except as types of these mental conditions,—remembrance and love; a real affection for Jesus' character and example."

After their meeting with the Master in the light of his great victory, the disciples more clearly grasped the significance of what Jesus had taught them throughout his ministry. Reawakened to a deeper love for the Christ, Truth, which he revealed and manifested, they went forth, as he bade them do, themselves to demonstrate with increasing certainty the power of Spirit to redeem men from the beliefs of the flesh. They now knew better than they had known before that life is spiritual and deathless, for they saw and acknowledged that Jesus had proved the fact of immortal being.

January 12, 1935

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