Lenten Journey 5: Bread and Wine (4th April)

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Lenten Journey 5: Bread and Wine (4th April)

Post by Ros » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:51 pm

This week's reading: Mark 14:12-25

This week's reflection takes us to the Abbot's kitchen, where the finest of banquets would once have been prepared, to the fish ponds and to pasture land on Wearyall Hill.

Food and its provision is a strong theme in Mark’s gospel, recurring several times in Chapters 2, 6, 7 and 8. Mark picks up on the OT image of the banquet which is used to portray life in God’s kingdom, where both physical and spiritual needs will be met. He draws a marked contrast between this kingdom provision and that of those who reject it.

The theme reaches its climax at the Last Supper. As opposition to his ministry reaches its height, Jesus uses the symbols of bread and wine to represent his own body and blood – and hence the opportunity for new life which becomes possible through his death and resurrection.

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