Colony church: Just one person makes a difference

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October 29, 2019 - 10:05 AM

COLONY — Bruce Symes gave the Communion meditation at Sunday’s Colony Christian Church service, a story from Richmond, Va., in 1866. The priest wasn’t 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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