Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Prayer for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

“Why Are You Talking About Having No Bread?”

Give us the grace, the insight, the discernment, and the faith, O God, to recognize metaphor and other figurative language when we see it, because sometimes—though not all the time—if we insist on taking your words literally we miss the literal truth that we need to know.


“When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ They said to one another, ‘It is because we have brought no bread.’ And becoming aware of it, Jesus said, ‘You of little faith, why are you talking about having no bread?’” (Matthew 16:5-8)

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