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Tag: Eucharist

E for Eucharist

E for Eucharist

Spirituality
guests invited anticipation grows sustaining feast shared together promises made relationships born love transforms For the February Photo Invitation:  Photograph something beginning with 'e'

Consumption, the Market, and the Eucharist

Spirituality
by William T. Cavanaugh There was a woman named Rosalinda with whom I attended Sunday mass when I lived in Chile in the 1980s. Rosalinda lived in a small wooden shanty with her elderly mother. Their income, which sufficed for little more than bread and tea, was derived from the potholders and other items that Rosalinda crocheted and sold at the local market. On one of my first visits to her home, Rosalinda gave me a little crocheted bird that is used for grasping the handles of hot tea kettles. When Rosalinda presented it to me as I was leaving her home, my first impulse was to reach into my pocket and give her some money for it. But I sensed that that would have been the wrong thing to do. The little blue-green bird with a white fringe currently adorns the rice container on my kitchen c...

on the sweetness of bread

Christianity, Poetry, Post-a-Day, Religion, Spirituality
in the silence of the world, when she pauses to breathe the invitation to come to the feast of gift and love, issuing the call to sit and taste the freshness of bread and to sip the most divine grape, my breath is swept away by the honeyed goodness offered with each heartbeat echoing like an ancient drum circle drawing wisdom from the earth's breast offering the pure sweetness of your breath. Shalom. Prompted by Verse in a Nutshell, “Sugar”