“Do this in remembrance of me,”
Jesus told his disciples during their
final meal together.
To “remember” Jesus is not simply
to experience fond memories
and tender emotions:
Those were the days, were they not?
Let us toast their memory!
It is not simply to recollect the events
of that evening. This memorializing is
anamnesis, to recreate, reenact and
reanimate the drama of Jesus’ life:
•to enter into his passion and
•to love whom he loved and
confront whom he confronted;
•to be animated by the same vocation;
•to be turned and churned, even
spurned, in like manner;
•to be similarly authorized—and
•to be implicated in his mission
and thus in his fate.
And to encounter first-hand the
resurrecting power that rolled
the stone from his tomb and
continues to overpower all
subsequent seals of death.
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org.