The Bread of Life

In the foreground, a Millstone, at the foot of a Tree

No matter how big the millstone, it rotates around a single solitary axis, and that axis always points in the same direction.

The Church that is Christ, and which feeds the world from its meek grinding, is itself a great millstone, indeed the greatest of all. It seems to go hard for those grains that enter it, but for what other purpose is ungrounded grain?

It behoves every Christian to find and identify the centre of that stone (petrus),  that the flour thereby be of the finest possible quality,

suitable to become one with the Bread of Life.

Bêth lehem is Hebrew for “house of bread”.

Jesus said to them, “I AM the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I AM the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I AM the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

John 6:35, 41-51

St Gregory of Nyssa says:

“The bread of life is the antidote for having eaten the forbidden fruit.”

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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1 Response to The Bread of Life

  1. johnkonnor72 says:

    …”I stood by truth:
    to bring light to the land
    I tried to be common like bread
    so when the struggle came
    she wouldn’t find me missing”…pablo neruda…..so too in the battle between good and evil..justice becomes our bread…the thing that sustains us…the ideals that every essence as a universal in the whatness of God…we struggle to be that bread and to embody the wheat as it is laden and ripe it bows in humility since it is full of virtue….etc etc etc…

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