What is it that we own and what is it that owns us? As we come to the Table, we remember Jesus who, as Philippians 2 says, didn't even consider equally with God a thing to be grasped. Let us remember the one who walked the path before us and commit ourselves to letting go and giving away the things that own us.
Let us pray.
God whose compassion was so great that you gave all so that we could be with you, you have showed us the way in Jesus. Let us put down what we need to leave and take up your cross. We thank you for that greatest of gifts you have given us. As we take these symbols of bread and cup. let us also receive strength through your Spirit to live as Jesus taught us and to give ourselves as freely. As we go from this table, let us take the Good News of your love into your world with us.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, Amen.