Comments: The Last Supper: God’s landscape in a meal

Stellar - thanks.

Posted by Rosemary Hannah at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 7:40am GMT

Another thankyou.

Posted by Blair Mitchell at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 12:57pm GMT

"As with many things administered by organisations, meaning can be the first casualty of the systems which support it. ... These days, as we recover our identity as counter-cultural bodies, churches are developing eyes to see how potentially inflammatory our primary rite is."

Andrew Spurr captures the juxtaposition so well. Thank you to the Author, and thanks so much for making his article available.

Posted by Rod Gillis at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 1:39pm GMT

Yes thanks for this - very profound. Yet I do ponder 'counter culture'.In the matter of gay marriage etc I want to be pro culture. Maybe anti church authorities is what I want the Eucharist to help me to be.

Posted by Jean Mayland at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 4:21pm GMT

I don't believe that being counter cultural has ever anything to do with having particular opinions on any topic.

Being deeply involved in the lgbt debate IS being cultural regardless of which side we're on - no culture before ours was so obsessed with this topic and to that extent, we are children of our culture.

Being counter cultural is a way of living, of engaging with other people. It means focusing on God and not defining ourselves over and against each other. It's about values and focus and priorities, not about opinions on social issues.

Posted by Erika Baker at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 5:46pm GMT

Amen. Awesome! (Our version of brilliant - which we tend to reserve for Nobel Prize winners).

2000 years later, this is still counter cultural: we are tenants and the distribution of its bounty is according to God’s justice, which is to say, enough for all.

Preach on! Someday perhaps there will be God's justice on earth.

Posted by Cynthia at Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 9:29pm GMT

Thank you. Much appreciated.

Posted by Hugh James at Friday, 29 March 2013 at 2:39am GMT

This reminds me of nothing more than that great passage in The Shape of the Liturgy by Dom Gregory Dix - Was ever another commandment so obeyed?

Posted by Father David at Friday, 29 March 2013 at 8:13am GMT

Is the writer suggesting lay presidency is OK and communion can be extended to the non-baptised? (See his last para.) I have little or no objection to either but can't imagine this view is widespread here.

Posted by John at Saturday, 30 March 2013 at 10:17am GMT
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