I respectfully submit the following for publication in the letters section of the Advocate.
Some of us are the Gentile Christians. Our faith is that of the lawless where there is nothing we must do to win Gods favor.In my hand no price I bring, simply to thy cross I cling! We trust Christ to give us his nature, and we receive the Holy Spirit in response. To possess his nature is our earnest desire and our total dedication, and means a lively and continuing intention to love all persons according to the Golden Rule, and all fellow Christians in accordance with the Friendship Rule, i.e., being willing to die for each other (John 15:12-13).
When we are told by Jesus that we are to drink his blood, we understand with that also a willingness to break the absolute taboo of all scripture, i.e., the consumption of foreign blood, and with that, essentially, to reject scripture as a law book. In his death he sets us free, and in his resurrection he empowers us, not to follow a law, but to follow him, immediately, just like Paul, Francis of Assisi and our own, very special John Wesley.