Do This | Communion for Just and Courageous Living

Do This | Communion for Just and Courageous Living

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Love Lays a Splendid Table

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus ate supper with his friends. He gave God thanks for bread and wine, gave them to his disciples to eat and drink, and said, “Do this.” 

From those earliest days, Communion has been understood not only as a ritual by which Christ becomes present but also as a practice that produces Christ-like living—because Communion is concerned with our shared life. It always has been. By the power of the Spirit, Communion shapes us collectively into a body that looks, sounds, thinks, speaks, and acts like Communion whenever we "do this."

Do This: Communion for Just and Courageous Living is a starting point for (re)engaging the life-shaping themes of Communion:

  • belonging and memory,
  • bodies and violence,
  • food and creation care,
  • labor and resilience,
  • reconciliation and healing.

With new reflections and prayers, original hymns and liturgies, Do This puts holy mystery into joyful and just practice. 

Crafted and curated by the theological wisdom of Mary Luti, this bold new liturgical resource brings the progressive theological honesty of the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group to congregations' practice of the Eucharist. 

About the Stillspeaking Writers' Group

The Stillspeaking Writers' Group is composed of United Church of Christ ministers and writers who collaborate on resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not sure about the church.

Do This editor J. Mary Luti is a longtime seminary educator and pastor, the author of Teresa of Avila's Way and numerous articles, and founding member of The Daughters of Abraham, a national network of interfaith women's book groups.

Paperback, 140 pages