We made communion,
with your battered, plastic, insulated mug standing in
for the chalice I’d forgotten.
- maybe too quickly rinsed ?
you’d fetched it from your room,
and offered it,
leaving no space for negotiation.
Who could refuse?
But there, in the fishbowl room,
for a moment,
we shared ourselves
as we shared the not-quite-wine
(alcohol was not allowed)
passing hand to hand and life to life.
The Lord was there.
His Spirit was with us,
and our hearts were lifted up,
like the plastic mug,
March 9 2017
Sursum Corda - lift up your hearts. The Latin name for the opening responses of the prayer of consecration of the bread and wine of the Eucharist.