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Give us Today our Daily Bread

Give us Today our Daily Bread


The fourth sermon in the Lord’s Prayer series, focussed on the petition “Give us today our daily bread” features two Biblical texts. Rev. Cari opens up Isaiah 25:6-10 but focusses more on Mark 6:30-44, the story of the feeding of 5000.

Note the humility of this petition… it’s not asking for bread to last forever. “Security” in an individual sense also doesn’t seem to be the point, so much as “food security” in terms of enough for all (not just for some).

Rev. Cari points to John Dominic Crossan’s naming of the story of the loaves and fishes as an enacted parable, and invites the congregation to move with Jesus to curiosity as a way to travel from scarcity thinking to abundance.

Rev. Cari Copeman-Haynes
Speaker: Rev. Cari Copeman-Haynes

Cari is the lead minister at Crossroads United Church.