open communion

While I was looking through my files on the Guild of the Master Jesus, I noticed their statement on open communion.   As it is nicely put, IMHO, here you have it:

We have no doctrinal tests, nor do we make any inquiry concerning the spiritual condition of those who wish to join us in partaking of the bread and wine, because we hold that the greater the spiritual problems they have to solve, the greater their need of God’s grace, and if they shall find any measure of it in the Sacrament as we administer it, surely the last thing we would wish would be to deny it to them.  All are welcome to attend our services, and partake or not, as they wish.  (quoted in Carr and Fielding, The Story of Dion Fortune, 235)

After all, it is Christ’s table, not ours.


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