Memory is not mere recall, like we would remember a friend or significant event in our life, but a remembrance that unfolds the whole meaning of life and of the cosmos. This memory is re-presented and disclosed at bread and wine to form us and so thoroughly shape our perception of life and the world that it empowers our living and inescapably and profoundly effects our living in union with Jesus Christ.
-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative
What do you think? I think Webber is right in pointing to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that we actively “remember” in Communion. I also love the way he says it “unfolds the whole meaning of life and of the cosmos.” That meaning is the person of Jesus, but for us, I think, it connects with living a life of death and resurrection too. Thoughts?