On the way to Sunday … Why?

75576_640x428.jpgA little girl asked her mother, “Mommy, why do you cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?”

The girl’s mother told her that she thought it added to the flavor by allowing the meat to better absorb the spices, but perhaps she should ask her grandmother since she always did it that way.

So the little girl found her grandmother and asked,

“Grandma, why do you and Mommy cut the ends of the meat off before you cook it?”

Her grandmother thought a moment and answered, “I think it allows the meat to stay tender because it soaks up the juices better, but why don’t you ask your Nana? After all, I learned from her, and she always did it that way.”

The little girl was getting a little frustrated, but climbed up in her great-grandmother’s lap and asked, “Nana, why do you cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?”

Nana answered, “I had to – my cooking pot wasn’t big enough.”

We do a lot of things in life (let’s call them ritual), and seldom do we stop to ask why we do them.  We simply develop habits, rituals, traditions, and if we’re not careful, we can forget why we do certain things.

In the church, and with our faith, we can do that too.

Why do the things we do in church?

Join us this Sunday as examine the ritual of Communion and discover the reason behind the practice of sharing the Lord’s Supper.

See you Sunday …

 

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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