Today's Lectionary Text
I Corinthians 10:16“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?”
Yes, “Good Burger” fans, this devotion takes a spin with the 1997 film that featured the comedy team of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?” is the phrase that pays for today’s reflection. Kenan and Kel said it with such gusto, such enthusiasm.
One morning, the phrase “Welcome to God Burger, home of the God Burger,” popped into this pastor’s brain. If only serving up Jesus to the masses was as easy as serving up a hamburger. But it’s not that easy. Of course, it’s not.
Christ’s church is not the God Burger Bistro. The God Burger is not the thing that holds us together. We are not serving up God with secret sauce. We are not here for our stomachs. We are here for our souls.
Yes, we are here for the care and feeding of our souls. Our primary product is not a God Burger. Our primary product is Jesus Christ. When we serve Christ, we do not serve Jesus on a bun. Our concern is not about the pickles or the lettuce.
No, Jesus does not come with a bun. He does come with a plate. He does come with a cup. From the plate, we serve his body. From the cup, we serve his blood. We are not serving fast food. We are serving faith food.
Jesus Christ is not our God Burger. Jesus Christ is our communion. Good Burger served a commodity. Christ serves the community. Amen.
-Rev. Scott Evans
Prayer for Reflection
God of Christ and communion, thank you for the invitation to your table. Forgive us for turning church life into commodity promotion. Forgive us for trying to sell, when we know, we are called to serve. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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