Modern Lutheran Quote of the Day

Some would say that we should not see in this bread* anything of the Holy Communion. They tell us that every instance of bread or wine in the Scripture is not a sacrament, does not bestow the forgiveness of sins, is not the body and blood of Jesus. Sometimes, they say, bread is just bread.

But I wonder if that is ever so. Is bread, from the perspective of heave, ever just bread? Does God ever geed us, provide for all that we need to support this body and life in a casual, even accidental way? Is there any providence from heaven, and feeding, any love or mercy of God apart from the body and blood of Jesus Christ crucified and raised?

No. Everything goes back to the cross. The Holy Communion brings the cross back to us. The Holy Communion is everything.

Thy Kingdom Come: Lent and Easter Sermons
David H. Peterson
p. 40

*Jesus’ respons in Matthew 15:21-28, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”


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