Grace and Peace to you.
Why nibble on the Bread of Life
when you can chow down?
Why only smell it, faintly,
when you can feast upon it,
every moment, every breath?
The Baker of the Universe
has made for you a special batch
of your favorite—
and it’s him!
All of his teaching, his healing, his love;
his passionate arms around you;
his insistent draw into the deep,
to the other side, into this crazy
trust and delight and brokenheartedness,
his terrifying stagger toward the cross,
his complete collapse into resurrection—
this is no time for moderation,
for politely picking at the crust.
Take the whole thing. Both hands.
Here, eat it slowly.
Close your eyes.
Let it fill you.
What use are right beliefs
This is the work of God,
that you savor the Bread
God has given you.