Emotional Eating and Communion

Get mad, then get over it.  

 
     ~ Colin Powell
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
 
     ~ John 6:35
 
People eat and drink for all kinds of reasons.  I heard from a friend that her husband discovered that he was an emotional eater over Thanksgiving.  He is in his late 50’s and this is the first time he came to grips with this.  When you stuff food in your mouth, you cannot speak out in anger, or voice an opinion, or make an claims.  When you pour liquid down your throat, you might be self-medicating, or simply avoiding your own feelings.  
 
It is such a different thing to witness emotional eating, and to witness Communion.  The faces on the people are hopeful, expectant, pleasant.  The faces on the servers are happy, sometimes dutiful, most often joyful.  There is a holiness in the air, a joy in taking the bread and juice. There is the possibility of healing.  It is a symbolic re-enactment, ever vital, ever new of the consuming with Jesus, of Jesus.  “Bread of heaven, fill me till I want no more,”
 
Can you imagine not wanting more of Jesus?  But it is so much more than bread and wine.  It is a giving over of ourselves to the Holy One of Israel, it is a surrender to His will.  It is a new beginning every time
 
When you get mad, or angry (properly stated,) indeed let it come and go, and think of the bread of Heaven.  You will be filled with so much more.
 
Breath of Heaven
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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