John 6:53-59

The sacred meal we share each week calls us to stewardship through the notion of abiding in Jesus. We who partake of the sacred meal abide in Jesus, and Jesus abides in us. We who abide in Jesus experience his intimate indwelling. Beyond that, the indwelling becomes the source of power by which we live much as Jesus lived, and extend his ministry into our own times and places: we put the new commandment into practice to love one another and the world through the generous sharing of our lives and resources.