Mar 29, 2014

Affirmation: Sharing the Bread and Wine

Here a litany of affirmation inspired by Jesus’ last supper with the disciples before his arrest. It was written by Frank Henderson.

Affirmation Litany
(inspired by Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:14-20)

“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread,
and after blessing it he broke it,
gave it to the disciples and said,
‘Take, eat; this is my body.’” Matthew 26:26

We believe that bread comes from grain
that grows in the wind and the sun and the rain
with the farmers’ help.

We believe that bread comes from love
the love of God
the love of the farmer
the love of the baker’s hands
the love of those who bring it to us.

We believe that bread can be
and should be broken
and shared
and given to all persons
until all have enough.

We believe that Jesus loved bread
and took it
and broke it
and blessed it
and gave it to his disciples.

We believe enough in bread
to want to receive it from Jesus
to want it to nurture us.
We want to be bread for others.
We believe the Spirit will help us.
Amen.

~ excerpted from Liturgy for sharing bread and wine by Frank Henderson. Posted on the Third Space website. http://third-space.org.uk/blog