Food and Faith is a blog of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
We were anxiously watching the chunks of bread disappear from the silver plate. Good weather and the Holy Spirit had brought a very large crowd to Easter Sunday. The young woman serving the bread repeated the phrase “Bread of Heaven” as her family, neighbors, church brothers and sisters walked solemnly up the aisle. I have known her since she was a little girl and watched her family and the church nurture her into a beautiful, young Christian woman. In her young hands was the Easter bread representing 2,000 years of witness and remembrance.
Today is the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity . . . and the start of the Presbyterian Fellowship Conference in Orlando where some of us are exploring the nature of that unity.