Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Donne: He was the Word

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    Feast of Andrew the Apostle
    Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
    “Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.”
    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
    —John 6:32-35 (NIV)
He was the Word that spake it;
He took the bread and brake it;
And what that Word did make it
I do believe, and take it.
    ... John Donne (1573-1631), but also ascribed by contemporaries to Elizabeth I (see the book)
    See also John 6:32-35, 47-51; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-25
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I receive You.
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