Here a New Testament scholar combines a study of the Greek text of Matthew 26-28 with devotional reflections that help us understand and appreciate the Lord's Supper. The book may be used to prepare communion meditations and Lenten sermons. It is especially useful for devotional reading by both clergy and laypersons.
Many innocent people have been undone by conspiracy in high places. Jesus and the martyrs of the church have faced what many face today: injustice, oppression, the jealousy of petty officials, conspiracy. Only one act in all of human history could overcome such littleness. In only one place will we find consolation and solace in the face of overwhelming injustice. Only one table is large enough to accommodate a meal for both the oppressors and the oppressed. And we gather there in this moment.