Yesterday was World Communion Sunday, and we spent time in our Sunday School classes to teach about Communion.
I was in a class of third graders. In our discussion of how "Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed, and applied to believers," one boy asked if Holy Grail was real.
I said, "Yes, if you mean did Jesus actually drink from a cup at the last Supper. However, the stories of King Arthur and the Grail were legends, and there is nothing magical about the cup. What’s more important is that Holy Communion is one of the ways that the Holy Spirit unites us to Jesus and each other."
To which, the children began quoting from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!" Every eight-year-old child, including the girl, was a Monty Python fan. Welcome to the Presbyterian Church!