The bread and wine of the last supper

Christians know that the communion bread and wine represent the body and the blood of Christ, but few of them have looked into these symbols, which correspond to the two great cosmic principles – the masculine (bread) and the feminine (wine) – at work in all regions of the universe. Bread and wine are two solar symbols. We must look beyond the bread and wine of the Last Supper and see the sun’s two properties of light and warmth, which bring about life. The light of the sun is wisdom, and its warmth is love. That is what Jesus was implying when he said, ‘Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life.’ Therefore we must eat the body of Christ – wisdom – and drink his blood – love – in order to be transformed. It is so important to go deeper into the meaning of the images and rites presented to us by religions! The day Christians become accustomed to taking communion each morning with that great host, the rising sun, and with the wine of its warmth, they will experience eternal life. For the sun is alive.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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