(this is gonna be a shorter one today)
yesterday at big church we had communion. every time i take communion, without fail, the pastor starts praying before i get done eating the communion bread/cracker/wafer. i’ve always wondered how pastors manage to eat the bread so fast. no matter what church i go to, it seems as if the pastor is a super speed eater when it gets to communion bread. and trust me i’ve watched to see if they start chewing before us lay-people do, turns out they’re legit.
so at lunch yesterday i asked some people what their theories were. michelle was convinced that pastors pray while eating at the same time. but i have to agree to disagree because not once have i seen a pastor send communion bread flying out of his mouth while praying, no one would sit in the first row if this theory were true. (and i’ve done a lot prayer watching in my day, cuz i’m not good at keeping my eyes closed during prayer)
i’m convinced that pastors just swallow the bread whole, like a holy pill. i tried researching how this works. turns out all the seminaries have kept this part a secret- you gotta go to seminary to figure this one out, it doesnt come for free on google.
i guess it’s part of the package of being a holy shepherd of the locals.