Sermon title: Wonderbread
Sermon text: John 6:35, 41-51
Award-winning chef James Beard said it best: “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
Bread is food for our bodies and food for our souls.
When Jesus spoke to the crowds that day in Capernaum, Jesus didn’t say, “I am the caviar of life.” He didn’t say, “I am the filet mignon or the surf and turf of life.”
He said, “I am the bread of life.” He identifies himself with simple food and basic, life-giving sustenance. He identifies himself with the food that for centuries afterward would be part of protest efforts by poor and marginalized people. “No one holds caviar riots;” writes Lauren Winner, “people riot for bread.”[i]
[i] Lauren Winner (Presbyterian Outlook Facebook Post: August 2, 5:27AM)