(from October 2008)
"Tonight as we were leaving All-School, Matt said, "Taking Communion is my favorite thing in the world."
I replied casually, "That's good, it's the best thing in the world."
And then I paused.
I use the phrase "best thing in the world" often, about a lot of different things, seriously- but not literally.
It is startling to realize we can actually make a true statement:
...that yes, there is something that is the best thing in the world.
"As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it.
Then He broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples,
'Take this and eat it, for this is My body.'
And He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it.
He gave it to them and said,
'Each of you drink from it, for this is My blood,
which confirms the covenant between God and His people.
It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.'"