In my last post I introduced the idea of comparing the metaphors in the names of Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" and the Bloggernacle. The table below is a graphic organizer of my ideas, but some basic definitions are necessary to fully understand it.
Tablerncale: the tent-like sanctuary the Israelites built as a dwelling place for God where they could go to communicate with Him. According to Wikipedia, also known as "The Tent of Meeting." OR According to Merriam Webster, in the catholic tradition the tabernacle is "a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist; especially : an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts"
Communion: according to Merriam Webster, "an act or instance of sharing" OR "intimate fellowship or rapport : communication OR "Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as memorials of Christ's death or as symbols for the realization of a spiritual union between Christ and communicant