I thought of the word "communion" this past Sunday as we sang in sacrament meeting "'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love." The line goes, "Oh, blessed hour! Communion sweet!"

It turns out that communion, though rarely used in scripture, is a wonderfully expressive word. Communion comes from the root word meaning to mix dough, shape clay, put together, touch, knead, fasten, form or build. The original word meant "forming loaves of bread from dough." The word "paradise" also comes from this root and meant an "enclosed garden with a clay wall."

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