Robert E. Webber

Those who have returned to this historical understanding of the climax of Christian worship, where the One who died and rose again to bring forgiveness and healing is believed to be present and received, have discovered the healing power of Christ through the Eucharist. Worship so conceived breaks through the arid, dry, mechanical, and lifeless nature of what otherwise may be an empty form and opens the worshiper to the joy and accompanying healing that comes from affirming the gracious and active presence of Christ in the sacrament as received again and again.


-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 134.