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Remembering What Is True

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

- Matthew 26:26-30

This is arguably the last peaceful, quiet time the disciples had all together before Christ’s death. The subsequent arrest, persecution, trial, and punishment caught them off guard. This reminds us how quickly things can change for anyone.

Reflect on what the Easter story tells us about how God has shown us how to live in peace, remembering what is true, in the midst of chaos, confusion, and grief.

This is my body...


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