The Bread and the Wine

On the night before his crucifixion Christ Jesus dined with his disciples. At the conclusion of the meal he broke bread and distributed the fragments among them, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." Then, passing them a cup of wine, he remarked, "Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood." Matt. 26:26—28;

What is the spiritual significance of this? Is Jesus' command to be taken literally? Does the actual partaking of material bread and wine in the Eucharist impart spiritual strength? To many it does seem a tangible point of contact with the divine, but Christian Science can unfold to any earnest seeker for Truth a higher and even more satisfying interpretation of Jesus' command.

Light in the Sickroom
July 8, 1972

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