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John 6:50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
Standing by a stream, I saw only trees, a meadow, and the sky. I stood at the edge of everything I had ever known, feeling something it would take me decades to comprehend. This was my first brush with the infinite, my first encounter with beyond, the first whisper from God. It was like bread come down from heaven.
Why, I wonder now as I approach my sixtieth birthday, can’t we keep this feast of everlasting life together? We smell it being prepared in the kitchen, see it there in the dining room. Some day we must sit down around the table together and share the bread as one family. This world could be like my grandparents’ backyard, a place of possibility, peace, and love.
MOVING FORWARD: Bake or buy a loaf of bread and give it your coworkers or neighbors.