Devotions from Haase’s book, Living the Lord’s Prayer
When we pray “Give us this day our daily bread” it is not just an act of humility but it is a commitment to become daily bread for others.
Jesus often ate with those who had been ostracized and condemned by the religious leaders. In his table fellowship Jesus invited people for who they were, the beloved, and did not exclude them for what they had done.
He was the Bread of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness to them.
. There are so many hungry people in our world who are not just physically hungry but starving for affection, craving our time and attention, poor and sick, lonely, longing for meaning etc.
Our challenge is to become the bread that feeds the hungry people around us. We are called to feed others with selfless acts of sacrificial love. As His followers we are called to empty ourselves without counting the cost.
As He did we are called to give ourselves to one another. We are the Body of Christ on earth.