Communion Meditation — John 13:24 — Say Again?

Say again?


Maybe you are seated at a family dinner or a holiday gathering.  You are half listening to a distant conversation. The speaker says something that piques your curiosity.  So, you turn the person next to the speaker and ask, “Could you repeat that?”


That happens in John’s account of the Last Supper.  Jesus had said someone at the table would betray him.  In John 13:24 we read: “Simon Peter gestured to him [John], and said to him, ‘Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.’”


Peter has done some soul-searching.  He wants the reassurance that he is not the betrayer, since he knows himself well enough to know it could be him.


As we approach the Lord’s Table let us be reminded of the words of I Corinthians 11:28: “Let a man examine himself and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”

Communion of the Apostles (detail)


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