Our bread

Today we begin our Holy Triduum, the time when God and humanity intersect in the Glory of Jesus, our Christ.

I’m thinking about how we ask God to give us this day our daily bread. Why bread? I can go days without having bread, if I have other food to replace it with. And I can survive much longer without food than I can water.

Where have I heard about bread before? Hmm… maybe I’ll head off to Mass and think about it.

That same night [Passover] they shall eat its roasted flesh with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. — Exodus 12:8

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes. — 1 Corinthians 11:26

Then He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” — Luke 22:19

I’m starting to remember that Jesus told us that bread is His body. So do you suppose that we’re saying that we need a new dose of our Lord every day?

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. — John 6:51

I think I got it! Thanks, God!

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