Thank you for sharing us this lovely episode. You have described "on
a small scale" something that reminds me from one aspect of
the "Mystery of the Holy Eucharist". After the Mystery of Golgotha
the whole Earth was permeated by Christ/Love. In some sense,
whatever we eat, belongs now to the "Body of Christ". Perhaps we
should also remember this thruth, when we are nourishing ourselves.
Then, as in the case of that very Special Child, the
ordinary "bread" could turn into Holy Manna, into "transcendental
bread". (Conserning the question about the "daily bread" in Lord's
Prayer the Latin version says: "panem nostrum SUPERsubstantialem da
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, Jan <starbirdgarden@b...>
> A tiny interchange worth remembering.
> Three children were seated around the table in my kitchen, two
> 'normal' children and one 'special needs,' very Special Child with
> form of autism who suffers much. I cut them slices of home baked
> which they ate heartily, although habituated to 'junk foods'.
> The Special Child took one bite, then looked up with an amazed
> on her face.
> 'Auntie, it's, it's....! What did you put in this bread?' I saw
> really wanted to know. It was important that she identify it
> 'I put love into it sweetheart,' I replied and the other two
> But the Special Child, the child who sees spirits and elves and
> bitterly because her parents do not believe in God, met my eyes
with a flash
> of joy and was satisfied with the truth.
> She ate her bread slowly and reverently as though it were Holy
> Which for her, it was.