Com (with) + muni (body)– being with the body, that is what we do as we gather together to partake in the Eucharist. Today be with the body, the body of Christ as remembered in the bread and wine, and with the body of Christ now made manifest in the church. Be as centered on being with fellow Christians, as Christ’s body, as you are with the bread and wine of communion.
Be with the body
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).