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“Give us this day our epiousios bread” Matthew 6:11
Epiousios is a neologism and it occurs for the first time in ancient Greek literature right here in the Lord’s prayer.
Epi means “on, upon, above”
Ousia means “being, substance, nature”
“Give us this day our supernatural bread”.
Source: Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre
I’ve searched for You
in the darkness of a flower
with a star for lantern;
in the purple of the twilight;
in the pleats of Heaven;
is my heart whispering Hallelujah?
Am I praying or dancing on a lily’s stem?
Is this Death?Or a soft breeze?
My own conversion was intellectual. I didn’t need a quick spiritual fix. Instead, I encountered a compelling and luminous vision of reality so powerful and attractive that it demanded a response. Christianity made more sense of the world I saw around me and experienced within me than anything else—my earlier atheism included. I discovered the sheer intellectual capaciousness of the Christian faith—its remarkable, God-given ability to offer us a lens through which we can see things, bringing everything into a sharper focus. It’s a light that illuminates the shadowlands. That’s why I’ve come to love Lewis’s great one-liner: “I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen, not just because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Although my journey of faith started with reason, it did not end there. The novelist Evelyn Waugh once wrote of the “delicious process of exploring” that he experienced upon converting to Christianity in 1930. I know just what he meant. Everything is new and exciting. It’s all too much to take in at once. You have to keep coming back, going deeper each time around. That’s what I found with the Resurrection.
It is not enough to say, ‘I love you.’ Not enough; do something. And that something should be something that hurts you. Because true love hurts. When you look at the Cross, you know how Jesus loved us. He died on the Cross because He loved you and He loved me. And he wants us to love like that.
Bl. Mother Teresa
Where There Is Love, There Is God, Doubleday
God is imparting Himself, bestowing Himself, pouring Himself out everywhere, always. Receive Him, receive Him. Receive Him now in the words you read. Receive Him now as you touch the chair you sit in. Receive Him now as you look out the window and see the sky, as you touch the ground, feel a tree, breathe the air.
Hungry for God, Servant Books
In revealing his name, God makes known the riches contained in the ineffable mystery of his being. He alone is from everlasting to everlasting. He is the One who transcends the world and history. It is he who made heaven and earth. He is the faithful God, always close to his people, in order to…