A Colorado woman is selling the elements of communion in two pills -- matzo bread powder in one pill and red wine extract in the other -- and sparking debate over the definition of the Lord’s Supper.
Theresa Lay, a businesswoman, told CBS4 in Denver that the pills can be used by Christians who are traveling or who are in remote locations, such as military personnel overseas.
“Large groups or just people on the go who want to worship and give thanks to God,” she said. “That’s pretty much how I invented the communion pill.”
The product is called “God’s Pill.” She came up with the idea during a personal tragedy.
“I had gone through loss in my life and I was taking daily communion,” she said. “And I thought about a portable way, a quick and easy way to do it.”
Lay added, “I believe communion brings hope and healing to the world. It’s been 2,000 years since the last supper and it’s new every time someone celebrates.”
Readers on the CBS4 Facebook page were divided over her product.
“I don't think that's what God had in mind,” one person wrote.
Wrote another person, “I have friends in the mission field and though I don’t care for the name, see it as a way for them to celebrate communion in far-away places.”
Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.