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John 6:34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
The idea that sin perverts all good things into evil, including love, pervades Christian writing and gives me the willies. It is creepy, the ease with which love for a child could become something grasping and demanding, how quickly spouses can come to use each other instead of loving each other, how we can easily, even unconsciously, exploit the poverty of people whom Christ enjoins us to love and serve. It can feel like every human action has the potential to devour someone.
I take comfort in the power of grace to clean up the mess. Through compassion and prayer, Christ infuses himself into the system that sin conspires to corrupt.
Today the Church remembers Brigid (Bride), 523.