Bread and Water

For the Lord embodies Himself even in meat and drink, as it is written in the gospel, He that eateth this bread shall live for ever (John 6:58), to give the soul rest unutterable, and fill it with spiritual cheer ; for He says, I am the bread of life.

He embodies Himself in the drink of a spring of heaven, as He says, Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, it shall be in him a well of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:14), and We have all, it says, been made to drink the same drink. (I Cor 12:13, with 10:4)

FIFTY SPIRITUAL HOMILIES OF ST. MACARIUS THE EGYPTIAN, HOMILY IV, Text #12

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