In Anglican/Episcopal churches, as well as other liturgical groups, communion isn’t some rare event. Rather, it’s celebrated frequently, often weekly. Rather than diminishing the importance of communion, it helps remind us of the fact that we do it in rememberance of something very important indeed.
I think many of us having memories that are associated with meals, especially at holidays. We celebrate a special event, and look forward to more of the same. Because this can evoke such a strong sense of rememberance, maybe it’s no coincidence that Jesus chose the setting of a meal to give us the gift of the Eucharist.
Beliefs vary among Christian groups as to exactly what impact receiving communion has on our spiritual lives. However, one thing is common across all denominational lines: it allows us to look forward to the heavenly feast that we’re all called to share. No matter where we may receive or how often, let’s make sure that Jesus is always our honored dinner Guest.