Is Jesus using this metaphor of ‘a bit of the loaf’ to explain his identity to the people?
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and The Gate for the sheep.
He’s the Resurrection and The Life,
The Way and The Truth;
Jesus is The True Vine.
“Who do the people say I am?”
And, we bring out the best and the worst in others.
What pieces of the Sacred Loaf are you choosing to consume? How does that change you by telling you more about who you were created to be?
This is why we can listen to the story of David and his son Absolom and, even though we can recognize that David was a scallaywag and a scoundrel, we also can hear are are deeply touched by his lament for his son.
“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”Amen.