Maybe this is more of a confession than anything. Wayne Grudem writes of the Lord's Supper:
The spiritual nourishment, so necessary for our souls, is both symbolized and experienced in our participation in the Lord's Supper."
I suspect many who say such a thing advocate the "Memorial View" of the Lord's Supper (which I also advocate), but don't want to come off as cold or unspiritual. I don't think Grudem is that "cave in to peer pressure" sort of fellow. I think he means what he says.
But I have been a Christians for 35 plus years, and a pastor for 30. I have found examining my heart before communion a good thing; I have found recalling the price of my redemption a good thing. But the elements themselves -- I don't know that I would notice a difference taking them or not.
I know Christians who only celebrate communion once a year. I know others who do so weekly. I have noticed absolutely no more spiritual depth, power, or better testimony in the latter group (in fact, the people in the first group, my Grace Brethren friends, are some of the strongest Christians I know).
So what gives? I know Grudem is not talking goobledy goop, but is he wrong? Or am I missing something? Or is that something that "just is" but is not necessarily perceived?
And what are your observations about Christians who are big on communion?