Many years ago, I started mentally taking note at the beginning of each sacrament meeting of the cloth that is placed over the sacrament table once the water and bread trays have been prepared. As many other people, I notice that it looks like Christ’s body covered by a cloth after his crucifixion. This helps me to get my mind where it should be before we sing the sacrament hymn with words that can remind of us of the important ordinance we participate in.
One recent Sunday during the sacrament I was thinking about those people who were there during the crucifixion who didn’t have an idea of the divinity of our Savior. Some of them injured Christ. Some of them mocked Him. Then they left and didn’t give another thought to Him. That made me sad to think of Him being treated like that.
Then I thought of us. How many of us have eaten the torn body (bread) and drank his blood (water) without a thought of our Savior and the atonement? How many of us have taken the sacrament with reverence, but then immediately afterward, our thoughts are turned to the world or our lives and we do not give another thought to Jesus Christ, his sacrifice and our covenants with our Heavenly Father?