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 Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.