I’ve been taking a brief hiatus from this blog while I ponder its future direction, but I had to share this entry from a blog I follow. My Window on God’s World is written by a friend of mine who happens to be a minister. As a lapsed Catholic, I don’t consider myself spiritual, and nor do I have much faith in God (although I envy those with faith). But Catherine’s writing resonates with me, likely because of her frequent themes of feeding the body as well as the soul. This piece of hers is my favourite, and brilliant. I don’t even have the words to describe why, but it makes my heart swell. Truly, it’s food for thought.
Originally posted on My Window on God's World:
Bright, brown eyes peeked over the communion table at me as I finished placing multiple breads on it shortly before the service started on World Wide Communion Sunday. “Is that the bread we made yesterday?” he asked with wonder and awe in his voice.
I was newly ordained and eager to share all I had learned in my education and training; and full of ideas for bringing the gospel to life in our time and place. I shared a ‘Breads of the Peoples’ communion liturgy with my Session and proposed an all-ages bread baking day. We could get to know each other in a setting that required participation and hands on involvement, reflect on how bread was central to both body and soul, get to know each other and begin to create shared memories and bonds that I hoped would deepen over time. My Session agreed and we set the…
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