The Word Among Us

Easter 2008 Issue

Bread for 
the Journey

The Mass as a Celebration—and a Statement—of Hope

Bread for 
the Journey: The Mass as a Celebration—and a Statement—of Hope

Forced to run away from Queen Jezebel’s murderous plots, the prophet Elijah was completely discouraged. “This is enough, O Lord,” he prayed. “Take my life.” But rather than comply with this request, God answered by feeding Elijah and empowering him to take a long journey to safety in the desert (1 Kings 19:1-13).

Have you ever noticed how much God likes using food to reveal himself? It seems that whenever he shares a meal with someone, that person comes...

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