Jesus said that all who would follow Him were required to take up their crosses to do so – they had to die daily, to mortify the flesh. They had to deny themselves. But then, that is just what Jesus did for us, not only to be an example, but to provide for us just what we needed as well for our salvation.
This Table memorializes all of what Jesus did – Who humbled Himself for us. And so we come, humbled in Him, humbled by Him. There is nothing here for us to boast in except Jesus Christ – but that leaves us with an eternity of boasting.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it – that is what Jesus said. And then, that is what Jesus did. And in Christ, that is what we come here to partake of and then to live out by grace through faith. Come and welcome to the real life – come and welcome to Jesus Christ.