July 28th, 2009

abundance

"They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces."

So, I'm listening to last Tuesday's World Religions lecture online 'cause I was so sleepy when I was sitting in class, and I keep auto-inclusivizing. Possibly relatedly, the prof is talking about John Dominic Crossan's idea of Jesus as "a peasant Jewish cynic whose main interest was in healing people and getting them to eat together" and the Gospel of Mark, and when he says Kingdom of Heaven it reminds me of how at Rest and Bread last week, when I served Laura Ruth I couldn't remember whether "Bread of Heaven" or "Bread of Life" was what we say at Rest and Bread. Any of you have preferences (or other thoughts)?

[Addendum, for my reference: unrelated Communion conversation]