This weekend the men of MCF will retreat to the mountains of Virginia for a period of reflection, meditation, prayer, study, fellowship and meals around a common table. We will take Communion each day of the retreat.
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”1 Corinthians 11:26
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism believed we should take communion as often as we can. For him it wasn’t a once a month, or annual observance, he believed that Jesus had commanded us to take communion receiving forgiveness, grace, and assurance, motivating us to commune constantly.
I say constantly receiving; for as to the phrase of frequent communion, it is absurd to the last degree. If it means anything less than constant, it means more than can be proved to be the duty of any man. For if we are not obliged to communicate constantly, by what argument can it be proved that we are obliged to communicate frequently? Yea, more than once a year, or once in seven years, or once before we die? Every argument brought for this, either proves that we ought to do it constantly, or proves nothing at all. Therefore, that indeterminate, unmeaning way of speaking ought to be laid aside by all men of understanding.John Wesley
I encourage you to check this site often over the next three days and follow along as we retreat.