I have stopped doing traditional communion
in the fellowship I lead in Anza, Ca.
I will admit it was one of the biggest struggles
in my move away from a Fundamentalist view
of what Faith in Christ looked like.
What finally convinced me was realizing that
has not moved my community nor
humanity forward in love and unity.
It actually has only continued to reinforce a Guilt,
Punishment& Penalty Mentality,
and the churches control of the Heavens.
The Church has not moved the goal of humanities
advancement in love forward,
in all the millennia it has been pushing
this Guilt, Punishment & Penalty Ceremony.
This system has not evolved People Spiritually
in it’s weekly or monthly indulgence payment to
God with the often repeat the mantra of
“I am not worthy I am not worthy”
“Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe.”
The definition of Insanity is continuing to do the same
thing and expecting a different result.
Look at our country as we continue to think Crime
and punishment will move our society forward into
the coming centuries.
We seek guilty people make more laws and build
more prisons, find the bad guy out there start a war
on something anything,
after all it’s really working for us isn’t it?
It’s the mindset Jesus found during his time
on earth, rather than find the good in each other
it’s far easier to punish the weak and celebrate your
This Puritan view of the future is dead because it is
based on our common sin, guilt & hopelessness,
rather than our common goodness,
divinity & common future.
You see Jesus was saying in his day stop keeping
score, stop looking for a God of punishment.
He was saying the only way forward was to love your
enemy, to forgive and heal where you see darkness
Jesus was saying Israel could only move forward if
they loved the Romans and moved forward as equals
and not Chosen and Pagan.
No Jesus did not die for my sins but the Guilt,
Punishment & Payment system did murder him
2000 years ago.
I no longer feel I have to thank him for dying for my
sins which crucified him every week for
the rest of my life.
Jesus came to demonstrate the foolishness of
the Guilt, Punishment & Payment religious system.
I do believe he would be turning in his grave if he was
there for what the church has turned his murder into.
Jesus never said he would die for my sins but rather
he would give his life for his friends or as he said;
“it’s the greatest love to give your life for your
So no I no longer practice Traditional Communion
because I feel it’s time to live in the reality of being
Born Again, which is a breaking from the past that
hasn’t worked and looking to the future from the
lens of a loving resurrected present.
The Message of the Cross is not the literal Cross
and the method of his death.
The Message of the Cross is not about a literal
celebration of blood but rather
the symbolic life that blood represents.
There is no Power in Blood but there is in life,
and for the potential of a better future for all in
a Resurrected Christ!