What Kind of Bread Do You Eat?

Friday is “change the bed sheets” day. So this morning while smoothing out the top sheet on the bed I was trying to prayerfully “sing” The Lord’s Prayer. I did a right poor job of it – singing that is, but when I got to the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread…” I was struck with the thought, “Does Jesus mean bread we eat like a loaf of bread?” Or does He mean Him as the Bread of Life, as well as the Eucharist? I tend to lean towards the latter rather than the former, but knowing our tenderhearted Lord, He means both.

Matt 4:4
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'”

John 6:31-35
“Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


2 thoughts on “What Kind of Bread Do You Eat?

  1. The word translated as daily in the Our Father in the Greek reads epiousia, that is, supersubstantial, or beyond substantial. Many of the Fathers saw a Eucharistic allusion. St. Jerome trans “the bread of the world to come”

  2. Hee. I like to sing the Lord’s Prayer too, especially the Kedrov version. Bet your rendition is better than mine.

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