Jesus’ Last Days: The First Sacrament
The feast of the Passover --
An upper room, thirteen men are seated.
One takes the bread and breaks the loaf
“This is my Body, take; eat it”
Likewise the cup containing wine, “My blood is shed for you”
And the men did eat and drink
And none but their Lord knew
Which of those twelve would betray their Lord,
Yet the sop was handed to him.
‘Twas better that Judas had never been born
Than for him to commit this sin.
Knew that this, the first communion, the dividing of bread and wine
Would be repeated down through the ages
By those grafted into the Vine.
The bread – His body; the wine – His blood
In remembrance we do this of Him
Whose body was broken, whose blood was shed:
Who gave His all for our sin.
“For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.” Romans 14:9