Bread

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In The Tempest, Prospero is worried lest too light winning Make the prize light 1. Jesus feeds the people with a food which is a very valuable prize and which is not lightly won. Jesus asks: Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat? He only said this to test Philip. He himself knew exactly what he was going to do. The Lord knows that all will be well. Nevertheless for Philip, and probably for us, the searching question from Jesus, puts us on our mettle. What are we to say to him...
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“I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” [John 11.25-26]Most Jesuits, in fact I think most people who have done the Spiritual Exercises, will tell you that the most difficult time is the three days which Ignatius asks us to spend in company with the Lord in the Tomb – the distance from Good Friday to Easter Sunday.It is a cold, hard, lonely silent place, sitting in...
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We believe that men and women do not live by bread alone, but by the presence and goodness of God in our lives.Two of my oldest friends are called Charlie and Sarah. They married about fifteen years ago. And, quite quickly they had two children, called Eddie and David. Then, about four years after they married, just when they had settled down comfortably to live happily ever after, Sarah developed a cancer of the brain. She suffered great pain and frequently she could not eat. And Charlie made...