Broken Bread

Yesterday’s reading, of the feeding of the 5,000 includes:

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Which is very reminiscent of the Eucharist, where we take bread, bless it, break it and give it.  It is also very reminiscent of the christian life where God takes our life, blesses it, breaks it and gives it to others.

The breaks sounds perhaps a bit worrying, but our lives, when we first encounter God, are often clenched tight, and need breaking open to allow God’s love in.

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