Jesus offers the Bread of Life. In place of joyous acceptance, argument and complaint ensue, just as the ancient Israelites murmured about the Manna. A physical interpretation of Jesus’s teaching binds the religious leaders encircling Jesus. Only those in the Spirit see into the sacramental power.
When we eat ordinary bread, the bread becomes part of the person who eats it. In the Eucharist, it is the reverse; the person becomes the Bread.
Adam and Eve ate the “bread” of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and they died. Jesus says about the Bread from the Tree of Life: “The one who eats this bread will live forever!” The Calvary Tree has given the fruit of everlasting life. Eat of it often and live!
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Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year B, we read from the Gospel of Mark
For the next several weeks, the Firestarters will be from the original version of this program. For these Firestarters I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information.