Ministry involves food. Feeding the hungry and breaking bread among the faithful are two irreducible elements of life in a faith community.

In 2019 that fact demands that ministers know what’s in the bread they’re breaking.

“Is this nut free?”

“Um, yeah.”

“Are you sure?”


A lazy answer, a distracted answer, an inattentive and careless answer here is dangerous. Like, harming the people you’re called to care for dangerous.

Pay attention. Get it right. It matters.

With apologies.

One thought on “Ingredients

  1. Dear Rocky, Maybe this feels a little easier to understand when we think of grape juice, not wine. Sensitivity to an ingredient is hard sometimes, but when it’s met sensitively, things work well. Thanks.

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