“Then Jesus said to them, `With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, `Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes. And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, `This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, `This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.’” (Luke 22:15-2o)
According to the most reliable definition the word communion means participation or intercourse. Many people have substituted the word fellowship and in fact many people see it as a unified opportunity for a group of believers to “commune” or spend time with God. In fact, it’s so much more than that.
When we drink the wine; which represents the Blood of Christ we know it represents oneness, thereby though we all drink separate cups we understand that it comes from one fountain, one pitcher so to speak. As representing the bread, it’s more clear for some to understand that every piece every morsel represents the body of Christ himself which was broken for each one of us.
The Apostle Paul gave a great analogy of what is taking place. In 1 Corin 10: 18-22; he spoke of Gentiles making sacrifices to idols and explained that they were “fellowshipping” with demon spirits. By the same token, communion is fellowshipping with Christ himself; but make no mistake it is not a ritual.