You Have Heard it Said

Joe blessed me with this quote yesterday related to my thoughts on Eucharist and consumption.

If in consuming the Eucharist we become the body of Christ, then we are called, in turn, to offer ourselves to be consumed by the world. The Eucharist is wholly kenotic in its form. To consume the Eucharist is an act of anticonsumption, for here to consume is to be consumed, to be taken up into participation in something larger then the self, yet in a way in which the identity of the self is paradoxically secured.

-William Cavanaugh, Being Consumed.

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One thought on “You Have Heard it Said

  1. Lory Hunt

    I read this yesterday, and am glad you posted it again so I could reread it. It gives me new perspective as I anticipate communing with my Episcopal brothers and sisters on Sunday.

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