holy communion

I myself am the bread of life. You and I
are the bread of life, taken and blessed, broken
and shared by Christ that the world might live.

This bread is spirit, gift of the maker’s love,
and we who share it know that we can be one:
a living sign of God in Christ.

Here is God’s kingdom given to us as food.
This is our body, this is our blood:
a living sign of God in Christ.

Lives broken open, stories shared aloud,
become a banquet, a shelter for the world:
a living sign of God in Christ.