Thursday, March 13, 2008

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That he may bring forth bread from the earth

… and wine, to cheer man’s heart;
oil, to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

I baked this bread today. This seems a very common thing, but I wonder if you have ever stopped to wonder about how the strangest and most unusual things make man happy. Bread comes from grass seeds, ground, moistened, rising from the cooperation of yeast, and then baked. Who would have ever thought such a thing could be one of the glories of the world? It is no wonder that Christ chose bread and wine to become his Body and Blood—they are already sacramental.