The Lord’s Supper is not new to me
I’ve taken and served it many times.
The other day I did something dumb
and there were no good reasons or rhymes.
I was handed a piece of the bread
and dipped it in the chalice with prayer.
But soon I noticed a strange substance
in my mouth as I returned to my chair.
I had some chewing gum in my mouth
which soon was mixed with the piece of bread.
I couldn’t tell it to anyone
Because my face was a glowing red.
Sourdough bread tastes funny with wine.
Spearmint gum doesn’t match either one.
And this crazy new taste in my mouth
gave my mind and body a big stun.
With the body of Christ and that gum
blended in the strangest tasting wad
I knew I needed to do something
‘cause I couldn’t spit out the son of God..
I was persistent as I chewed and chewed.
The bread was finally ingested.
But I had some new theology
and some thoughts that must be digested.
It taught me that God will always be there
in all my sticky situations.
And if I keep doing what I should do
He will straighten out my relations.