Why do Christians gather around the Lord’s Table? Jesus tells us his disciples to "Do this in remembrance of me"—but what is this that the disciples are supposed to do?
The church today would do well to think deeply about the sacrament and how we celebrate it. To make it a sacrament of true joy, rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, we ought to remember it is a reenactment of that Gospel in which our Lord is truly present with us. The real presence of Christ makes it truly joyful and deeply serious. It’s not a buffet for everyone.