The invitation to Christ’s Table is not simply an invitation to encounter the real presence of Christ, it’s an invitation to become the embodiment of Christ for the world.
Christ seems to suggest we should be cannibalistic vampires – eating of the flesh and drinking of the blood. To be faithful to the historical practice of the Eucharist, we’re making the theological more tangible.
If Jesus is the example for faithful living, we shouldn’t look past his regular practice of gathering with others around the dinner table. Perhaps faithful living means partying more.