Sermon summaries and audio files
Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The curse in the Garden of Eden involved this, that the man must now eat bread by the sweat of his brow. Not only is the sweat something man must now endure, but so also is the eating of bread. For bread involves work, preparation. It was not needed in the beginning, when there was no bread, but only fruit. Now comes the need of bread, which means harvesting the grain, sifting, making flour, kneading, pulling, baking, and breaking. And now behold Him who endures all of this for us. He sweats drops like blood in Gethsemane, and he is himself brutalized and baked, as it were, in his crucifixion. And so he becomes the Bread of Life, and his holy Passion makes it all possible, that we might eat anew in His eternal kingdom. For now he has made our salvation available, by making the elements of his Passion and giving to us as bread and a cup to eat and drink. Sermon for Maundy Thursday. Video is here.