Like the disciples in the story of the Transfiguration, we sometimes want to stay in the moment and enshrine it for as long as we can. Gathering at the Table can be such a time. Here we most often see people at their best. Here we feel the presence of God and the love that God shows us through Jesus. It's tempting to want to stay here.
But we come to the Table to be refreshed and empowered to go back into our world, having seen our Christ and having had a glimpse of the realm of God, we need to take that Good News out to others who are longing to hear it.
Let us pray.
God, who blesses us with quiet times and glimpses of your realm, thank you for Jesus, who shows us the depth of your love for us. Thank you for these symbols of Bread and Cup that bring Jesus' life and death for us back into memory. Thank you for the love you have given us to share with your world.
Let us feast on that love here and now. Let us bask in your Spirit. But also let us go from here empowered and prepared to share that with our world.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN