John 6:53-59, “53Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.”
This isn’t your everyday comunion passage, but I think we would do well to be reminded of it. In the rest of this chapter, many of Jesus’ disciples leave him because they couldn’t accept what he was really saying. So many people would rather stick with what they’ve been taught and come to believe when they could be reading what Jesus was telling them. So when we take comunion, we’re taking life. I know I haven’t said much, but this is the sort of passage that could tell you more about itself than I ever could.