Churchgoers in medieval England would steal bread from the Lord’s table because they believed it to be magical. They would use it to cure fevers, to fertilize fields, or make love charms. The bread and wine symbolize the body and blood of the Lord Jesus, and serve one basic purpose: To remember the death of the Lord Jesus on our behalf. “For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:24b-26) The next time you partake of the Lord’s Table look for ways to follow his example of self-sacrificing love.