Friday, August 28, 2009

Ruler or Baker?

One of the meanings of "lord" is bread keeper, loaf kneader, .i.e. baker, or bread maker. I think this ties in nicely with Jesus proclaiming himself to be the "bread of life". Since He said "I no longer call you slaves (servants) but I now call you friends", perhaps this meaning should have more significance to us than the definition that typically associates with ruler or master.

Maybe He is with us to feed us and to nourish us, not to command us.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this makes much more sense than the notion of Jesus as "lord and master." Its horrifying when you consider that the institutional Church used Jesus' message of Love to advance its own interests and power.