for you and for the worldThis is the body of Christ given for you and for the world.
This is the blood of Christ shed for you and for the world.
These words say a lot. They’re spoken every Sunday as we receive the bread and wine of communion at St. Paul. Tune into what they mean.
We are bruised and bruising, blessed and beloved. Just be all of the above, free and at peace. Relax into the Potter’s hands. Be realistic about what we can change and realistic what God can change. Clean up your messes; don’t improve yourself. Be converted from me to we.
As you dip the bread into the wine, notice the color: purple. Bruise-purple given for you and for the world. Royal-purple shed for you and for the world.
Purple is a year-round color. A life-long color. The journey of Lent is year-round and life-long too. Receive the daily bread God gives for the journey. See the purple hue in Easter’s resurrection dawn.