Sunday Sermon Notes

I Am: The Bread of Life
(John 6:22-35)

bread
she said
is not
baked to be
contemplated,
thought about,
considered…
but to be
eaten
enjoyed;
it nourishes,
fills.

but you walk
across
the water to
me
and this
lacuna inside
roars.

if you
fill my stomach
with food
that spoils
I
will be
grateful
but I
will not follow
you
to the other
side of the sea–
to Capernaum.

but you
fill
my soul–
the quietus
for
this hunger.

I cannot help it
I grab at
you
with two fists
gorge myself
until
I am
sick–
bloated.
but the need
is not filled
and I must
purge
spew out
all that I
thought was
you
because it is
only me
all me
not you
that I
fill my
belly with.

just believe
you say.
but I ask
again and
again
for miraculous signs.

what is in my hands?

the bread
you give
transforms.

feed me
fill me
show me
how
to dine
on this
delicacy

and i
will
follow you
anywhere.

Comments

  1. says

    Ok! You have sent my thoughts off into many directions as I try to digest the meat within this post. oh wait. I mean bread. But this is the one I am going to tend to right now. “We gorge our own selves with what ‘we’ think fills us until we puke it all back up because it did not fill the nutritional need within our hearts; all it did was make us sick and then empty again. self gratification is like junk food. It tastes good going down but has no true purpose or nutritional value. Only the Living Bread is necessary to fill us up and bring us fulfillment in our purpose and abundance in our lives.”

  2. says

    I haven’t been here for a little while, and so I’ve just been reading through – the place looks beautiful, and the writing is, as always, beautiful. 🙂 🙂

  3. says

    Beautiful words from a beautiful heart…

    What I love about your heart is the vulnerability… and honestly!

    Loved this today, friend…

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