Today's Reading: Matthew 16, Mark 8, Luke 9:18-27
No matter where you go in this world, every culture has some form of it.
Bread is a basic. Some women spend a portion of each day baking it. Some men spend their lives making it. All people want their share to eat it.
Jesus uses this basic need to point to the essential element of faith. Bread is provided. That which spoils bread is warned against. Statements of faith are proclaimed to be even more necessary than bread. Jesus, the bread of heaven, is left on shore while the disciples venture into trouble.
Don't forget the bread.
It is your sustenance. It is your comfort. It is your life.