and as the Passover made each generation of Israel actually present in the exodus from Egypt, so the Eucharist makes us truly present at the Lord's one Sacrifice through all the ages. It is the evil child who says, "The LORD brought our ancestors out of Egypt." Note, not himself, just his great-great-grands. We are as much present, as much implicated, as our ancestors in the first century AD.
[This image, by Giotto, is wonderful, but it is not the one I really wanted this evening. If anyone knows an electronic version of the Fritz Eichenberg Last Supper, please leave the link in the comments box or email me; thanks]