|Jacopo Bassano’s “Last Supper” (1542)|
And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve … Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:19-20, 26-29)
One of my favorite communion songs is Matt Maher’s “Remembrance.” A few months ago, I came across a fan video using his song on Vimeo. When I returned to look for it today, I came across a video of Maher speaking about the Last Supper. I decided to include it, because I like Maher’s emphasis on the importance of remembering.