Thanksgiving communion

He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” Luke 22:19

At the Last Supper Jesus gave thanks that He could give His body and blood to redeem us. Thanksgiving is more than a time to acknowledge what we have been given; it is also a time to give thanks for what we have the opportunity to give. Give thanks for each chance to share resources with others. Give thanks for each chance  to speak His grace, forgiveness, and redemption into the world. Give thanks when giving requires personal sacrifice of some kind. Perhaps giving of ourselves is a practice of communion the way taking bread and wine is a symbolic observance of it.

Thank you, Lord.