I Am the Living Bread

Christ is risen! There is actually a mental health condition called thanatophobia – the fear of death. This phobia drives those who suffer from this malady to be afraid of doing anything. But, in reality, having anxiety about one’s mortality is actually normal in we humans. Why do you think that is? Could it be that a part of us instinctively understands we weren’t made for mortality. We were made for life…

Eat My Flesh; Drink My Blood

Christ is risen! “Stubborn, stubborn, I tell you.” I can still hear the words of my grandmother fussing about a relative who simply refused to hear “good sense” as she called it. “That boy is a stubborn as a mule!” I confess, as I enter the latter half of my own life, I can look back and see some places where I was just plain stubborn. And my active refusal to hear…

Living Bread vs. Daily Bread

Christ is risen! In the ancient Roman Empire there were three charges the authorities used to persecute the early Christians: 1. They were Atheists – You see, the Christians didn’t believe in the pagan gods. 2. They were incestuous – They had weekly “love feasts” and called each other brother and sister. 3. They were cannibals – They ate someone’s flesh and drank someone’s blood. Talk about misinformation! And yet, in the…