THE HOLY EUCHARIST

What is the Holy Eucharist?
The way raindrops cling to evergreen needles after a slow rain, before the birds land and knock them off in tiny showers, echoes of the storm.

Why is the Eucharist called a sacrifice?
It is like fish fingers, salamander wings—anything that makes sense only within the context of a most disturbing dream.

By what other names is this service known?
The Difficulty that Arises When One Works with a Bunch of Healers.   A Line of Light Moving Down the Trees.

What is the outward and visible sign in the Eucharist?
An waning moon like an angry red eye through the haze.

What is the inward and spiritual grace given in the Eucharist?
Big Jesus in a flannel shirt putting a hand over mine, laughing like he always does when I finally speak the truth.

What are the benefits which we receive in the Lord’s Supper?
The universal theme from Eden to Casablanca, grand opera to country-western:  love won and foolishly, regretfully, or bravely lost.

What is required of us when we come to the Eucharist?
To ride a skateboard over piles of trashcans and pass the hat.

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