Text: John 6:24-35
Reading Between the Lines
Go into the kitchen, and get out the flour, the honey, the salt, the yeast. If you have to go to the store for something, then do that. Make bread. What more might you now know?
The best bread book I know of is the Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown (Berkeley: Shambala, 1970). The “Ingredients” page quotes “a British chef” –
Love is not only the most important ingredient:
It is the only ingredient which really matters.
The cookbook begins: “We need more cooks, not more cookbooks.” – Charles V. W. Brooks
“Bread makes itself, by your kindness, with your help, with imagination running through you, with dough under hand, you are breadmaking itself, which is why breadmaking is so fulfilling and rewarding.
“A recipe doesn’t belong to anyone. Given to me, I give it to you. Only a guide, only a skeletal framework. You must fill in the flesh according to your nature and desire. Your life, your love will bring these words into full creation. This cannot be taught. You already know. So please cook, love, feel, create.”
– Beth Harrison
Art in the Christian Tradition from Vanderbilt Divinity Library