“Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.” (Rev. 3:20)
It’s a small gesture—setting an extra seat for Christ. Similar to the Jewish tradition of leaving an empty chair at the Passover Seder for Elijah, we leave one seat empty for Christ. The communion ware (the paten of bread and chalice of juice) are the seat’s table setting. Physically, the Christ chair reminds us that this meal is not like other meals. It seems to help set our intention and purpose—holding a symbolic place at the table that reminds us that Christ is with us in this very room.
written by Rachel
Set a table, invite Christ and others, leave an empty chair, serve up some powerful questions, and break bread.