06/06/2010

The fact that there is only one loaf means that though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.í 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ). Bread comes in many forms and is the stable diet of millions of people all over the world. Bread doesnít just happen. It is a combination of many things together, the soil, the sun and rain. It passes through many hands from the farmer, the miller, the baker, the shopkeeper and then to us. It is people who bring forth the bread but it is to God whom we give thanks to. In the above quotation Paul is referring to the fact that we are all in some way connected with God. We are not isolated individuals on our own but all very much part of a team or family. The gift of the Eucharist doesnít celebrate individualism but celebrates the fact that we are all a part of Godís family. In sharing the one loaf, we are connected and united, not just with each other but to God, our universe, our community, our family and so on.
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