Learning the Lord's supper anew

Just a quick thought here: perhaps you know that the Jesus Freaks (German readers: better use Jesus Freaks at German Wikipedia) use Coca Cola and chips for the Lord’s supper. I once saw a video clip where one of them stood before a “church meeting” room in Hamburg, stating that they were going to hold the Lord’s supper with these, holdig up coke and chips, and saying: And why? Because Jesus back then used what was around; and so do we.
Today I stumbled across a Jesus Freak’s lively description how this feels in practice. Read it here (yet only in German, sorry):

“Spät abends wollte Anni und ich dann noch Abendmahl feiern, wir saßen dann außen allein und Anni schenkte uns Cola ein. Ich Hab nach etwas eßbarem gesucht und stellte fest, das wir noch Tost hatten von Caroline. Also aß ich den Belag und teilte das Brot doch leider mußte ich feststellen, das auf dem Brot Majo war. Es paßte nicht in unsere Selbsthilfe Gruppe und wir konnten es nicht mit unserem Gewissen Vereinbaren, da es sonst Heuchelei gewesen währe. Also aßen wir das Brot so ohne Abendmahl. Wir mußten die ganze Zeit lachen. Es war richtig schön.” (from Eulchen’s blog post “WE in Bad Brückenau”)

This makes it quite clear, doesn’t it? The freak style Lord’s supper to me is no expression of lacking reverence, as they are sensitive to conscience etc.. But it is (at least here) an expression of a remarkable desire to think about what Jesus did for us. Due to this desire, some improvisation becomes nesessary: using what’s around, in this case coke and toast. Are you with me here?

Date: 2007-08-20
Last meaningful change: 2007-08-20






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