Bread and wine are God’s symbols given to us as testimonies to his work for us. . . . Bread and wine are chiefly God’s signs, God’s gifts of love. They embrace us, gather us into Jesus’ act of self-sacrificing love, claim us as members of the body of Christ, heal our hurts, reconcile us to each other and signify all that the Gospel proclaims.
-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996), 96.