Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and 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.
Reflection from Raul Solis:
I had to do some extra studying to get a better understanding. The bread and the cup, being symbolic of Jesus on the cross, his body and his blood. I didn't know that this related to The Exodus, the bread coming from the Passover meal and the cup comes from the Covenant with God. I do know that I'm free from slavery and forgiven for my sins, something that made my life a little bit easier -- I didn't have to feel guilty for everything I've done in my life. I've said a lot of prayers, asking for forgiveness. I tried to recount everything I've done in my life for the last 50 years. Truly heavy, I don’t know why, but when I dip the bread in the cup there is a reason and it seems to lighten everything in my life.
Heavenly Father, I praise You for all you've done in my life and for my fellow Christians. All I have is all I need and I know it's a gift from you, Father. I thank You for what You've done for us. You gave us Your only Son. I cry when I read John 3:16. What Jesus did for us is something so powerful I'm sure I don't comprehend it fully. I thank Christ for what he did for us saving us from this wicked world as it is. I thank Him for saving all of us and freeing us from the pain and guilt of sin. Father I love you, we love you, and we know you love us I thank you very much father in Jesus's name, Amen.