Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Let them feed"

"Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
as in the days of old;
As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,
show us wonderful signs."

"he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed"
--Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

"Long" no more for worldly comfort, the empty show, the superficial food that can sustain only for a time. Feed not upon the "pods," the food of mere beasts which provides a comfort that can be taken away. No, long rather for that only which can sustain true sons and daughters of the Father: Jesus Christ is the true "fatted calf" the only feast worthy of sons and daughters, truly the "food" of the royal wedding feast of the Lamb which will last forever.

Yes, "let them us wonderful signs."

The most wonderful Sign, and that upon which the whole world ought to feed, is the True Bread which is Christ: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the Supper of the Lamb."

(Art: Jan van Eyck 1390 – 1441. The Ghent altarpiece: Adoration of the Lamb, oil on panel (138 × 242 cm) — 1432. Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent.)

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