The Trojan War was over, and Ulysses was on his way home about to leave the enchanted island where Calypso lived. She came down to the beach where the ships were putting out to sea and said, "Say good-bye to me, but not to the thought of me."

At the cross, men said good-bye to Christ, but not to the thought of Him. And on the very first occasion that they met in memory about this table, Christ appeared in the midst. Though our eyes cannot see Him, He is with us even now.

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.