Friday, December 6, 2013

Everyone is trying to Figure Out what's Good for them...

Bread comes up in a lot of conversation lately. Not all bread is created equal and apparently not all people do well eating bread and I know everyone has to find what is right for them. I am not taking issue with to gluten or not to gluten...



Grandma's Bread Platter

But coming upon Grandma's bread plate I found myself reflecting on how bread is one of the oldest foods in our world. Every culture has a variation.  Ah, the bread that has been shared over time...The word companion comes from the Latin  for com (with) and panis ( bread).

But we needn't be literal, bread  has come to mean sustenance, and yours may not be made from grain...but the hope and the prayer remain that mankind may rightly win his bread and protect the ancient gifts of this earth while so doing.   And that there be real bread enough for everyone.


....Give us this day our daily bread...

with best wishes,

Jeannette





9 comments:

Sarah Beth said...

I like I like! Of course, the bread of yesteryear was not like the "bread" of today...xoxo

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jeannette! I have a little plate like that. I like your words and how you consider bread representative of nourishment for the body.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Someday, I would love to share a loaf with you.

Fondly,
Glenda

wayside wanderer said...

Really good thoughts and I like your plate, too. I was just reading about Jesus and the disciples eating wheat from the field on the Sabbath and it makes me think of The Bread of Life. We can be sustained on many things physically, but spiritually our souls only thrive on One Kind of Bread. Many blessings,

Neal said...

Well said!! Cheers.

yolanad said...

So very true. Your words spoke to me today.Thanks so much for sharing this .

Yolanda said...

I believe that confessional openess is the only way to be. People respond better to those who haved walked similar paths and are willing to share.

Haddock said...

Very true.
The word Bread has been (and will be) used in many phrases and sayings.
Did not know about the word companion and its Latin connection.

Sarah said...

Thank-you for sharing your humble reflections. Due to a tendency toward high blood sugars during pregnancy, I'm learning to savor and appreciate the daily bread God gives as I modify my own sources and quantities of nourishment.