Thursday, Fourth Week of Lent March 18, 2021

Prayer pointers:

For the joy of the Eucharist

To remember God is at work through you

To rejoice that all creation glimmers with God’s glory

Today’s text: John 6:41-51

IT’S JUST A PIECE OF BREAD, said the young girl after communion one day. “Isn’t it?”

In our world, many people would agree. It’s just a bite of bread. It’s just a quick sip of wine. It’s just water from the tap. It’s just an old book full of funny stories about people long ago. Yes, it’s just a group of people, a tribe, a club, a society like any other. We can study them, describe them, predict their behaviors and goals. There is nothing extra at work here.

There is nothing extra at work in you.

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.”

In your hand is something small, as a seed is small; yet even as the seed holds within it the mystery of the oak it will become, within that broken piece of bread is the entire mystery of creation, the cosmos, life! but only because God, who speaks and life appears, has spoken his word of promise over that morsel, that sip, that splash, that people.

God is at work in you.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


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