Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I?”
He said to him, “You have said it.”
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My father’s kingdom.
—Matthew 26:25-28, NKJV
I find it interesting that often we are asked to consider our hearts, in hopes of becoming pure, prior to the consumption of the communion elements, and we even encourage those who may be “in sin” not to partake, when Jesus himself served to Judas with no such instruction.