The Christian faith is focused upon Jesus who is our Christ. He wants more than our ability; he wants our availability. He wants a personal relationship with each one of us. We all need bread in our bellies to live fully. Jesus offers a spiritual bread to fill our souls. In this incarnational faith, our connections with Jesus get deep and personal. It’s not enough to simply believe some ideas about Jesus. We are to be in relationship with him. Feed on me, he says. He is our spiritual sup- plement, our vitamin, our sustenance.
Here is a baker’s payer I found: Help me, O God, to live the recipe before I give the recipe. Give me the kneading strength to work your words into the doughy recesses of my life. Help me to leave it alone a while
so it can rise. Help me not to fear the oven, the test- ing, the trials, so I can bake. And grant that in the baking, the world would be able to roll down its window and savor the aroma of freshly-baked bread. Amen.