The Many-Sided Eucharist
A New Commandment: Eucharist as Loving, Eating and Drinking, and Serving Jesus said, "I give you a new commandment..." (Jn. 13, 34). Most of us tend to interpret this in its Scriptural context as referring to love one another, and rightly so. Additionally, Jesus gave us (at least) two other startlingly new commandments: "Do this in remembrance of me" (Lk. 22, 19b) and "...you also ought to wash one another's feet (Jn. 13,14)." These latter two references, of course, have a Lord's Supper context. The new Christian commandment, really, is threefold: love, eat and drink, and serve.