St. Paul is not merely talking about how to have or not have supper at Church. Not at all! He is talking about a spiritual problem and psychological problem—of which, as the Church, is ours alone—with how to meet together with Christ in the upper room. When we go, we should not go hungry for what we want. Because some of us will get it and be full and drunk, and some of us will not and therefore be left wanting. We are to leave what we want--our likes and dislikes--at the door! We are to leave them at our home! We should only want what Christ wants! Which is to be broken and poured out and received; shared so that one may eat and drink only of Him; one’s life and joy and only satisfaction! “That we may partake of the sacrifice” and “share in the alter.”
Only like what Christ likes! Be unified in this!
When we go to church we go to a feast! Where God is the Host. Not only is He the Host, but also is He the Host of Hosts because (and solely because!) He himself is the feast. What He offers, only and always, is Himself, so that His body may disintegrate into us and we then integrate into His body. He is the Good Shepherd of lost sheep because He is also the worthy lamb that is slain.
To come and to sit, rather, as little judges, approving or disapproving—which is getting what we want or not getting what we want—is to either come hungry and eat and drink our own meal or to come hungry and be unsatisfied. Both extremes of the satiated and the hungry are wrong because they judge when they should be doing anything but; they should be remembering! And when they remember, they proclaim! And what they proclaim is Christ’s leaving until He arrives! His going away, only so that He may come again!
Worse, the tiny judges, drink and eat judgement on themselves. And they fall asleep.