COLONY Bruce Symes gave the Communion meditation at Sundays Colony Christian Church service, a story from Richmond, Va., in 1866. The priest wasnt allowed to serve Communion to only one person at a time. There had to be at least two people together, a belief based on Matthew 2:18-20.
After all the white parishioners had taken Communion, a lone black man came to the front, and the priest was at a loss of what to do. After a time, a white man made his way to the front and knelt beside the other man so he could take Communion.
This man was Robert E. Lee.
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