“Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?” Matthew 7: 9

On October 2, we will join with other Christians around the world as we participate in World Communion Sunday. Whether literal or symbolic, leavened or unleavened, whether as loaves, or rolls, steamed, fried, flat or fluffy, grainy or smooth, bread has occupied an important place in nearly every civilization. It makes sense that Jesus would take an available, common, basic element of sustenance to describe himself. “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry” for bread is life. As followers of Christ, how can we represent Jesus as the bread of life when there are those who right now lack daily bread and clean water? We are reminded that we too are called to be the bread for the world, not only symbolically but  literally.