Recently we were having Communion at church and I noticed that a woman across the aisle from me declined the communion elements as they came around. You have to ask yourself … why would she knock back this special time of just quietly remembering Jesus?
Well the most common reason is that from time to time, because of some recent sin, we feel too ashamed to participate in Communion.
Have you ever been totally disheartened because you’ve stumbled and failed God? It’s a terrible feeling!
And what makes things worse is when we get the wrong idea about pleasing God …
… imagining that it’s something like winning at that addictive game Angry Birds. If you succeed at one level then it’s up to the next. The smarter we get, the more we hone our skills, the further we advance.