What good there is in the Holy Communion?

Jari Rankinen
Milla Rämö

In the Holy Communion we meet Jesus and that is good for us in many ways. Our Redeemer has one mission in particular: He forgives. This is what Jesus does in the Holy Communion. He shares what He gained in His death. His death reconciled all the sins of all people and brought forgiveness as much as people will ever need.

Martin Luther knew the Bible extremely well. To the question of ”what good there is in the Holy Communion” he answered: ”In this sacrament all our sins are forgiven, we get life and beatitude, for where there is the forgiveness of sins, there is also life and beatitude.”
 Every Christian who believes in what the Bible promises and comes to the Holy Communion, receives the body and blood of Jesus, and will be forgiven. The Bible promises that in the Holy Communion Jesus donates forgiveness.

This might seem way too simple and easy. But God’s mercy is simple. We often make it too difficult.

Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
(John 6:54, ESV)