“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19).
For western culture, remembering is a static event that reflects back to some isolated moment in the past. The imperative given by Jesus, however, and the word that is translated as “remembrance (anamnesis),” is an active and dynamic expectation that is far more comprehensive in nature. It is the remembering of a past event, resulting in present tense consequences, and has implications for the future. The Table of the Lord isn’t just about what He did but what he is doing and will do.