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Emerging Leader Trust Hilton reflects on the story of Jesus breaking bread with his disciples. It is also the scriptural basis on which the Christian practice of communion is based. The Gospel writer is speaking to a diverse group of Greek-speaking followers of Jesus during the time of occupation by the Romans. Trust notices that Jesus is excited about sharing a meal with his friends. He creates a safe and welcoming environment where basic needs are being met. As he blesses bread and wine, he invites them to remember him. It is in this simple but ongoing practice that we also get to “re-member” Jesus.
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