God has become one with us and makes us his flesh. For the church is the Body of Christ. It is united with God in such a way that to stay alive in the Spirit you must feed on this God. In this service we share in the very nature of Christ whose body we are. We are not guards placed at the doors of the church to protect God from the World, we are in the world as Christ was in the world.
We have too many people who call themselves Christian who spend all their time defending the traditions and the practises of the church from the World We need to learn that God is glimpsed, not only in the vastness of the universe, but in and amidst the things of this world – “matter” for he holds all things in himself and through him all things exist. Spirit through matter - God in flesh, God in sacrament. If you glimpse him, just the slightest glimpse, in the bread and wine of this Altar, then you will know that he becomes en-fleshed in you each time you receive that bread and wine - and if he is en-fleshed in you then you can go out into the streets of this place girded with his towel and look for him in those you meet. When you recognise him then you can bend low and wash his feet.
So we gather to celebrate this Eucharist together each week. May God who pervades everything, and is Spirit, and has revealed himself to us in Jesus, help us to recognise his presence as we reach out our hands today so that we can begin to see him in our everyday lives. May God Bless us as we work together so that we may discern what it is that he wants us to be.