Monday, November 14, 2016

Ponder: "a continual taking of his meals"

"Now this Communion with God and His Church [in the Eucharist] doth not consist in one transient action, but in the frequent and constant repeating of this action.  No man is reputed to be a member of a family, because he does sometimes occasionally or accidentally sit down at the same table and feast with them.  Nothing but a continual taking his meals, or (to say the least a very frequent eating with them is sufficient to this purpose; and therefore none ought to think himself 'of the household of God,' but he who does on every opportunity eat the 'Bread of God' together with his fellow servants."
John Johnson, "The Unbloody Sacrifice" (1714)

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