The beauty of bread is realized when it is broken and shared at the table. In fact, the word “companion,” which comes from the Latin meaning “one who shares bread,” describes those who accompany us on life’s journey, offering support and sustenance. And yet, as fulfilling as it is to share bread with those near and dear, Scripture challenges us to embrace a more inclusive form of hospitality. No one is excluded from Jesus’ invitation to gather at his table to feast on the Bread of Life.
This message is adapted from “Life of Bread, Bread of Life” written by Linda Witte Henke in the September 2004 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now called Gather) magazine.