Please, Take it Personally

It’s amazing to me how even after going to church for over 40 years I can still learn things about the parts that are generally the most routine. In this case it’s the Sacrament. This ordinance is done weekly in meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guests are welcome to attend and participate and the methods for preparing the ordinance are very similar to those found in other Christian faiths.

Regardless of the faith there is a personal connection between the bread representing the Savior’s sacrifice and ourselves. There’s a personal connection between us and what we put in our bodies. There’s something beautiful we can do when we take the sacrament personally.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks once observed that “because it is broken and torn, each piece of bread is unique, just as the individuals who partake of it are unique. We all have different sins to repent of. We all have different needs to be strengthened through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, whom we remember in this ordinance.”

The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven