Wednesday, November 22, 2017

eucharisteo

eucharisteo
pronounced yoo-khar-is-teh'-o

Found in: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Found in: “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them … ” (Luke 22:19 NIV).

Definition: Ann Voskamp defines eucharisteo beautifully in an interview at The High Calling:

"The root word of eucharisteo is charis, meaning “grace.” Jesus took the bread and saw it as grace and gave thanks. He took the bread and knew it to be gift and gave thanks. Eucharisteo, thanksgiving, envelopes the Greek word for grace, charis. But it also holds its derivative, the Greek word chara, meaning “joy.” Charis. Grace. Eucharisteo. Thanksgiving. Chara. Joy.

Deep chara joy is found only at the table of the eucharisteo; the table of thanksgiving. The holy grail of joy, God set it in the very center of Christianity. The Eucharist is the central symbol of Christianity.  Doesn’t the continual repetition of beginning our week at the table of the Eucharist clearly place the whole of our lives into the context of thanksgiving?
One of Christ’s very last directives He offers to His disciples is to take the bread, the wine, and to remember. Do this in remembrance of Me. Remember and give thanks.
This is the crux of Christianity: to remember and give thanks, eucharisteo."






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11 comments:

  1. Must be thanks giving coming up looking at the dress

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  2. That is obviously related to eucharist. Great find! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Beautiful thought from Ann Voskamp. Thank you for sharing, and I hope your Thanksgiving will be full of joy.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/moonlight-and-sunrise.html

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  4. Love this shot! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I love this! Thanks for sharing! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Lovely pic. So right for the occasion.
    Happy WW!

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