"Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup." - 1 Corinthians 11:27-28
In October 1971, the Shah of Iran invited 60 kings, queens, and heads of state to celebrate the 2,500 years of the Persian Empire. Three days before the gala banquet, eighteen tons of food arrived. According to the list, this included: 3 tons of beef, pork, and lamb, as well as half a ton of fowl and game. The celebration included 2500 bottles of champagne, 1000 bottles of Bordeaux, as well as 1000 bottles of Burgundy.
There were 50,000 songbirds imported from Europe.
The cost of the celebration was $100 million, but it was not the costliest table ever spread. The communion table is the costliest table ever spread. The elements on it cost very little, but the communion feast cost the Son of God His life.
The Lord's Supper is a remembrance of Christ's sacrifice. We need to take part in it in a reflective, appreciative manner. Today in prayer, thank Christ for the Lord's Supper and remember Jesus each time you eat the bread and drink the cup.
"The real presence of Christ's most blessed body and blood is not to be sought for in the sacrament, but in the worthy receiver of the sacrament." - Richard Hooker
God's Word: "And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.'" - Luke 22:19